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Home Inspections

A home or condominium inspection is a non-invasive overall examination of the condition of the property conducted during escrow.  Inspectors are performing a limited review of the interior and exterior and mechanicals and have specific training and certifications.



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Best Real Estate Blogs 2018 - Discover real estate blog posts, ideas, and topics. Find the best real estate blog posts for house content articles, names, social media, and medium.  Search top real estate blog posts 2018 by Joy Bender | Luxury Real Estate San Diego | La Jolla Realtor®. #realtorlife #realtor, #realestatemarketing #realestatebuz #digitalmarketing #REDigitalUnicorn

Best Real Estate Blogs 2018


In order to analyze residential real estate trends, promote cross-country referrals and network on behalf of our seller clients, we collaborate with real estate agents across the U.S. Reaching across our extensive network of agents, we’ve curated the best real estate articles for homebuyers and sellers that have been published in the first quarter of 2018.

1. How to Get a Mortgage — Luke Skar Inlanta Mortgage 

A straightforward topic, right? Well, not really. From pre-approval to closing the loan, you’d be surprised by how many hiccups and roadblocks homebuyers can face along the way.

Luke Skar’s guide to mortgages holds your hand through the process. The first step? Speak to a mortgage lender and

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Discover the 4 Things Buyers & Sellers Need To Know About Foundation Cracks Foundation Issues Aren't Always Easy To Detect: How A Structural Inspection Can Tell You What You Need To Know by San Diego Real Estate Agent Joy Bender | Luxury Realtor® #realtorlife #realtor, #realestatemarketing #realestatebuzz #realestate #REDigitalMarketing


Foundation Issues Aren't Always Easy To Detect: How A Structural Inspection Can Tell You What You Need To Know

Most buyers operate under the assumption that a cracked foundation is an automatic deal breaker. While there’s no doubt that receiving news of structural damage can be shocking, there are instances where its extent is not as catastrophic as it may initially sound. In some cases, it’s worth investing in a structural damage inspection and getting an engineer’s opinion rather than walking away from the home right away.

Many different components can play into foundation damage and learning the specifics of your situation is the only way to make a truly informed decision on whether or not to continue with a purchase. Before you let

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Condo Home Inspections

Learn 12 Things About Condo Inspections.  Find out why common interest development due diligence is different for condos and townhomes by San Diego Real Estate Agent Joy Bender | Luxury Realtor® #realtorlife #realtor, #realestatemarketing #realestatebuzz #realestate #condos #townhomes #REDigitalMarketing


Due diligence on a San Diego condo that you are considering purchasing is not the same as a single family home inspection. You will need to inspect many of the same items punch list items, but the manner in which you go about it is very different.  Here are 12 additional things to know about inspecting a condo or townhome when it is part of a common interest development.

#1: Who You Hire Matters

Selecting the right home inspector takes moments but is an important step.  By default we direct our clients to Yelp where hundreds of buyers have provided detailed summaries of their experiences.  You want to make sure your inspector is insured carrying both (E&O) Errors and Omissions and general liability

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Ultimate Guide To Cracks In The Foundation.  Learn about normal cracks, when to worry, and everything you'd ever want to know about cracked foundations by San Diego Real Estate Agent Joy Bender | Luxury Realtor® #realtorlife #realtor, #realestatemarketing #realestatebuzz #realestate #REDigitalMarketing


Normal Foundation Cracks

In a 2012 study, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) , estimated that 25% of U.S. homes have foundation cracks - meaning, at that time, one in four Americans was living in a home that’s structurally unsound. Since then, they believe the number has grown thanks to the very earth under our feet.

The main culprit in NAHB’s study is shifting ground. Whether it’s due to a large-scale event like an earthquake, a long-coming issue like worsening erosion, or simply soil shifting in your own backyard, these movements leave your home open to serious structural issues.

This issue is especially insidious because it literally happens right under our noses. Sometimes the damage occurs quickly and sometimes it

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San Diego Home Inspections


Luxury Home Inspections

Because of the size and scope of custom-built luxury homes and the complex concerns that may arise, these buyers routinely ask, "Which inspections do I need when purchasing a home?" 

These houses require several since most of the homes are constructed on a large site with possible drainage issues, a large number of mature specimen trees, and may have a sizable swimming pool with spa that incorporates sophisticated pumps and waterfalls. The home itself may have an expansive footprint, which means multiple heating and cooling zones, lots of windows and doors, a big roof area that may have cracked tiles and interior challenges, from mold to leaks and unwanted pests. It also may have problems with high-tech

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