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Three Reasons To Attend A Home Inspection Before Buying A Bend Oregon Home

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BEND, Ore. – Did you know that one of the most important things you can do during the process of buying a Bend Oregon Home for Sale is to attend the home inspection?

If you’ve been thinking about attending the home inspection but aren’t sure if it’s the right decision for you to make or not here are several reasons why you should consider attending the home inspection before buying a home.

Learn More About Your Future Home From A Professional

Although the home inspection report is a key part of a Bend Oregon Home For Sale the reality is that some buyers may be better visual learners and will be able to find out what’s really happening with the home that they want to buy rather than just reading about it in a report because there’s nothing better than learning more about a home while the inspector is actually performing the inspection.

New Build Or Not – A Home Inspection Is Important

If you’re buying a new build Bend Oregon Home For Sale attending the home inspection is a smart choice because, not every builder uses the same quality finishes and the home inspection will help you to find out exactly what’s wrong with the home or needs to be fixed before you move in there.

The Home Inspection Protects The Buyer

Last of all, but most important, regardless if you’re buying a new or older home another great reason to attend the inspection of a Bend Oregon Home For Sale is to protect yourself and best interests because if there’s litigation involving the home in the future the judge will ask if the buyer was present during the home inspection and if they were not present the judge will wonder why.

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Get started with buying a Bend Oregon Home For Sale contact the Deb Tebbs Group today by CLICKING HERE or calling us at (541) 323-4823.

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Three Reasons Why You Should Remodel the Bathroom in Your Bend Oregon Home

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BEND, Ore. – There’s no denying that kitchen and bathroom improvements will help to increase the value of any Bend Oregon Home but sadly many home owners are left struggling between deciding on which improvement they should make to their home before listing it for sale on the 2016 Bend Oregon Real Estate Market.

In this post we will share with you three reasons why you should remodel the bathroom in your Bend Oregon Home before listing it for sale.

Your Bathroom Is A Safety Concern

If you can’t use the bathroom in your Bend Oregon Home without worrying about your personal safety or the safety of your guests then this is the first sign that it’s time to remodel your bathroom because, any buyer who submits an offer on your home will ultimately submit a lower because of the work that needs to be done to remodel the bathroom.

A Bathroom Remodel Will Increase The Value Of Your Home

Anytime you remodel the bathroom in a home you can count on that remodel increasing the value of that Bend Oregon Home but the key is to make sure the remodel is done right. Before signing off on the plans to your bathroom remodel make sure to confirm the following

No carpeting – Most buyers do not like to see carpeting in bathrooms.

No grout – Another thing that the average home buyer doesn’t like to see in a bathroom is grout since grout does carry germs. If you’re considering changing the flooring or countertop in your bathroom consider choosing material that’s easier to maintain like granite for the counter top or slate for the floor.

Should be heelchair accessible – Choose a bathroom design that’s wheelchair accessible so that a future occupant of the home can get into the bathroom thanks to a wider doorway that’s big enough for a wheelchair or walker to fit through.

No-Regret Tile Floors

If you want an easy-care floor: Go for porcelain or glazed tiles, and avoid porous natural stone tiles like limestone. Unless sealed vigilantly, they’ll absorb drips and spills and become stained over time.
If you want a nonslip floor: Choose tiles with textured surfaces, matte finishes, or sand-containing glazes. Another option: small tiles with lots of grout lines, which offer better “grip” than large tiles.
Source – This Old House

Your Bathroom Takes Too Long To Clean Right No

Last of all, but most important, if your bathroom has too much mildew or mold this is another sign that now would be a great time for you to remodel the bathroom in your Bend Oregon Home before listing it for sale because excessive mold and or mildew are both signs that the materials inside of your bathroom have worn out over time and are becoming breeding grounds for mold growth.

Sell Your Bend Oregon Home

To learn more about improvements you should make, or to get started with selling your Bend Oregon Home, contact the Deb Tebbs Group today by calling us at (541) 323-4823 or click here to connect with us online. 

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Bend Oregon Home For Sale – How Much Money Do First Time Home Buyers Really Need?

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Are you a first time home buyer and are thinking about buying a Bend Oregon Home Home if so, you’re not alone.

2016 is certainly shaping up to be another busy year in the local Real Estate market, especially for first time home buyers, and you can give yourself the advantage if you know exactly how much money you need to put down on a home.

20% Vs. 3% Down – Which One Is Better?

Although most people will tell you that in order for you to buy your first Bend Oregon Home Home you have to put down at least 20%, the reality is that you can buy a home in 2016 for as little as 3% down or even in some cases you can buy a home by putting no money down

Keep in mind that the less money you put down when buying a home in Bend Oregon  means that you will ultimately pay more for your monthly mortgage payment so if you can wait to save a little more money it will only pay off in the long run.

If a family member, friend or relative decides to gift you the money that you need to put down 20% on a home make sure that you have proper documentation of those gifts because your lender will want to see documentation of income just so they will know that you have the ability to repay your mortgage loan.

Private Mortgage Insurance

The most important tip to keep in mind from this article is that if you put down a smaller down payment on a home you will also have to pay more for your Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) each month so this could amount to an additional $100 or more per month that you will need to add to your monthly mortgage payment.

Buy a Bend Oregon Home

To get started with buying a Bend Oregon Home, or to view homes for sale contact the Debb Tebbs Group today by calling us at (541) 323-4823 or click here to connect with us online.

 

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