At the moment, this site assumes some knowledge on your part of the basics of buying a house. It's a collection of anecdotal information on buying and selling real estate, and increasing the value of your real estate. I also plan on addressing some ways to get the most bang for your buck when purchasing a home.
I grew up in a construction family. My parents bought their first rental in 1986. I bought my first in 1997. In addition to being a licensed salesperson in CA, I was a building inspector for over 2 years.
I'm trying to cross reference my blogs. New friends welcome
Here's a link to an article encouraging buyer's to get a home inspector lined up before the end of the year to capitalize on the $8000 tax credit. Unless you're a construction professional, with experience in the field, I can't emphasize enough, how important it is to get an inspection. I was a building inspector, and I found a bunch of things wrong with a property that my client and I have a conditional acceptance on, but the inspector pointed out that the dryer was being improperly vented to the attic.