Choosing a Home Inspector

Many of my clients ask me for referrals for qualified home inspectors that I have used in the past. I always give my clients a choice of three different home inspectors that my previous clients have had success with. If they decide to find their own, this is the advice I like to give them when looking for a qualified home inspector. This is a crucial decision; there are some many aspects of the home that need to be fully inspected to insure that they are purchasing a sound property.

What are the inspector’s qualifications?

The National Association of Home Inspectors is a great resource to find out the background of the inspector and other involvement within the industry.

What is their experience? Do they specialize in residential inspections?

It’s important to know what the experience level of the home inspector is and how long they have been in the industry.  Always ask how many inspections they have performed and how long they have been in business.

Do they provide a detailed report after the inspection?

Having a detailed report from the inspector is an excellent resource to have when asking for repairs from the seller.  The report can be used as a reference to what repairs are needed to be completed before the close of escrow. I always recommend my clients be at the inspection. You don’t have to crawl into the crawl space with them! Just be present in case you have any questions.

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Andrea Storm

Principal Broker

JMA Properties

Agentandreastorm@gmail.com

503-705-7024

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Best deals under 200k in Beaverton

Are you looking for the best bang for your buck? With housing inventory decreasing its getting harder to find the best deal in Beaverton. Check out these homes for sale under 200k in Beaverton.

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JMA Properties

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New construction is up this year. This is excellent news for the Portland areas real estate market.

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Home Prices Increase by 4.5% in July/August 2012

In the months of July and August 2012, home prices have increased by 4.5% in the Portland metro area.  3.2% increase nationally from during the same period of time.  There has been a value increase in higher end homes more than lower end homes.

“Home prices are responding positively to reductions in both visible and shadow inventory over the past year,” CoreLogic chief economist Mark Fleming said. “This trend is a bright spot because the decline in shadow inventory translates to fewer distressed sales, which helps sustain price appreciation.”

Source The Oregonian

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JMA Properties

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Welcome to my new website. My name is Andrea Storm and I am a real estate professional with JMA Properties.

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