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Why you need a home inspection, even if you’re buying a new home

I came across this blog post on Active Rain today and thought I’d share it with you.  It’s some good advice about getting a home inspection, even if you are buying a home from a home builder.  Having bought new and pre-owned, I can say with personal experience that a home inspector is worth every penny.  My experience has been that many builders cut corners here and there and the problems don’t rear their ugly head until after your new home warranty is expired.  Also, many homeowners make “improvements” to their home that are shortcuts to doing it right.  Electrical, plumbing, etc.  My advice is always get a home inspection done, new or pre-owned.

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5 Tips to Save Money for First-Time Home Buyers

Here is some great information from Dan Steward on buying a home, whether you are a first time home buyer or this is your 10th home.

Those who missed taking advantage of the first-time buyer tax credit but who are still planning the purchase of their first home, continue to have a wealth of opportunities in today’s marketplace. A few smart steps can save first-time buyers thousands of dollars. Here is a look at some of the ways how: Read the rest of this entry »

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