Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: October, 2018

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What is the value of residential solarIt's well understood that solar panels can increase the value of a home and cut the electric bill every month. But, with the large up front cost often associated with a residential solar installation, many people are not sure whether solar will make a good investment for them or not. There are a number of ways to measure the value of solar panels. By running the numbers, a homeowner can use the answers they get to decide whether solar will save them money or adequately increase the value of their home. A few facets to consider:

Increase in Value of the Home

In surveys, many home buyers say that sustainability is one of the core things that they look at when deciding whether to buy a home. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory says that…

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4 Tips For Buying a Home in a Seller’s MarketMany buyers may have heard the phrases “seller’s market” or “competitive market,” but what do these terms mean? A competitive market, when used to mean a seller’s market, is when there are more buyers looking to purchase a Nolensville TN home than there are homes for sale, creating competition between buyers. Buying a home in a seller’s market is different than other markets because buyers have to move at a much faster pace than they would have to otherwise. Here are some tips all buyers can use to help their odds of finding and purchasing the home they want despite the competition.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Don’t Be Too Picky

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How to Handle Unremediated WorkUnpermitted work refers to changes in the home that may have been done against the housing code of the neighborhood in which a homeowner lives. It's fairly common to find, but the steps to remediate it aren't always so simple. Learn more about how (and why) most owners probably have some type of unpermitted work in their home, and the steps they can take to make it right.

How It Happens

Because permit laws vary from town to town, it's relatively easy to make a mistake. Property owners assume they can tear down a wall or reconfigure their pipes without anyone's permission. After all, it is their property. Often, unpermitted work is completed by the owner of the home, as a DIY project. This is often done to save money and the expense and hassle…

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Finding Roof Damage: Repair the Roof or Replace ItHaving roof damage can be frustrating for a homeowner, because of the opportunity for the roof to leak and damage the home. Additionally, it's not always easy to figure out where a leak is coming from or how bad the damage might be. Getting up on the roof can be another problem, especially for homes that are more than one story. But when a homeowner finds roof damage, or a professional inspection of the roof uncovers a problem, the Mount Juliet homeowner will then be faced with whether to repair the damage or replace the roof. There are some specific things to consider when making that determination.

How Bad is the Roof Damage?

For minor areas of damage, it isn't generally realistic to replace the entire roof. But there may be cases where…

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