June 2017

Found 2 blog entries for June 2017.

Informing Buyers of Septic SystemA home’s septic system should be in good repair before trying to sell a home. Watching for signs of a failing system, getting the system inspected, performing repairs and passing along that information to potential home buyers can help to save time and quickly sell a home.

Know the Signs of a Failing System

A failing septic system can devalue your home and can even enable a potential home buyer to back out of a property purchase. Recognizing the signs of a failing septic system can help you decide whether or not repairs are necessary before your home goes on the market. Some of the common warning signs to look for include:

  • Bright green spots on the lawn over the tank or leech field.
  • Standing water or saturated soil in the lawn over the
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Whether or Not to Finish the Basement Before Selling a HomeWhen preparing to sell your home, there are many improvements that might increase the price or buyer interest. Finishing out the basement may seem like an obvious choice, but it is not always so clear. With these tips, you sellers decide if finishing your basement is the right option for their unique needs.

Find Out if the Basement Counts as Living Space

One of the reasons that home owners want to put a finished basement on a listing is that it can offer extra living space to buyers. The problem is that a finished basement may or may not qualify as living space. The goal of increasing the living space is being able to note that on the listing legally, but, standards are often based on region and may be more stringent in some areas. This means

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