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Home buyers would be wise to interview a home inspector before they hire one. But what should they ask? Here are a few questions to consider.

1. What do you check?

A home inspector will look at everything from the roof to the foundation and in between, Frank Lesh, executive director of the American Society of Home Inspectors, told realtor.com®. But they are restricted to visual, general inspections. A specialist may be needed for further investigation on some items. Buyers will want to get a clear understanding of what the inspector will and will not be checking. For example, will they scrutinize the inside of the fireplace or the well and septic systems

2. What do you charge for an inspection?

Home inspections typically cost between $300

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rising prices

Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. As we mentioned before, in some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the number of buyers who are out looking for homes, which has caused prices to rise.

The great news about rising prices, however, is that according to CoreLogic’s Homeowner Equity Report, the average American household gained over $14,000 in equity over the course of the last year, largely due to home value increases.

The map below was created using the same report from CoreLogic and shows the average equity gain per mortgaged home during the 1st quarter of 2017 (the latest data available).

For those who are worried that we are doomed to

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New Construction Homes typically come with some new features that older homes would simply not have.

- better insulation, newer building codes require much more insulation on your walls and ceilings, many new homes will have a sprayed on insulation

- energy efficient windows, regardless of the brand, windows in a new home will be good energy savers

- smoke and carbon monoxide detectors - standard on new homes

- energy efficient furnace, water heater and appliances

- LED lights. LED technology is here, most new homes will have LED lightening throughout

- smart thermostat (easily controlled with your smart phone)

- better and safer electrical panels( mainly more sensitive breakers )

- sump pump and a battery backup on it

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