The housing market, according to RealtorMag, is looking good and home buyers and sellers may well close 2014 on a high note. Some of the factors that are making people feel more positive include the following:
Record low mortgage rates
Economic growth that generated 2.5 million new jobs
Record high stock market
Low inflation rates (just 2%)
What does this mean for buyers and sellers? While you may think that sellers with very low interest rates would be resistant to selling and having to pay a higher interest rate on a new-to-them home, the research doesn’t bear that out. Partly because the lives of Americans continue on despite having to weather the ups and downs of interest rates. Specifically, if you get a good job in another city and have to sell your home and pay a little more interest in 2015, so be it.
Infrared Helps You Get the Best Possible Deal on your Next Home
One of the ways you can get the best possible deal on your next home, in addition to fighting for the best interest rate you can get, is by knowing the real condition of the home you want to buy.
In the past, home inspections provided a good level of information to home buyers and sellers, but infrared has increased the level of detail a great deal. Traditional home inspections simply cannot tell you about hidden leaks, energy losses, overheating circuits, and HVAC ductwork issues like an infrared inspection can.
Getting the best possible deal on your next home means getting the home for the best possible price – even if you have to negotiate with the seller to get some of those repairs worked into the deal.
Infrared Also Helps Homeowners Sell Quickly
When you need to sell your home quickly and for top dollar, an infrared home inspection can make a big difference. Here’s why. While home inspections were traditionally in the realm of the buyer, it takes time for the buyer to get the inspector lined up, have the inspection, review the results, repair things that the buyer wants repaired … all of this takes time. Days, weeks, even months of time that you may not have if you need to move quickly.
If you are selling a home, consider getting and infrared home inspection ahead of putting your home on the market. Repair the things that need to be repaired and share the home inspection results with potential buyers. They may be in a hurry to get settled too and the transparency on your part could make the deal go much faster.
When you are buying – and even selling – a home, an infrared home inspection can make all the difference in the level of knowledge, the trust, and the speed at which the keys change hands.
Andrew MacDonald has been helping homeowners with infrared home inspections – so you really know the condition of your home. He works throughout Algonquin, Elgin, Hoffman Estates, and the surrounding areas. Give him a call today at 888-852-8298 to schedule your infrared inspection today.