One Avenue Inspection is the premiere Phoenix home inspection provider. Working with real estate agents, property managers and some of the largest real estate companies in the City. Because we do our very best to help realtors with every aspect of the job, we’ve decided to start a little ‘How To’ section of our blog to use as a resource. [Read more…]
Do you have a home inspection coming up and don’t know which questions to ask home inspectors? Because One Avenue Inspection is about trust and the long term-relationships that we have built with agents and homebuyers, we want to provide a list of questions that you should ask and why they are crucial to the process. So, to get things started, we’ll let you in on the One Avenue secret… we’re the best inspection crew around.
Buying a home in Arizona or anywhere in the country can be frightening for inexperienced home buyers. Fortunately Arizona home inspections are a great way to minimize risk and give the buyer a good overview of the property they are planning to purchase. However, there are some common myths about an Arizona home inspection that buyers and sellers should be aware of and not take as fact.
Many new homebuyers consider the home inspection to be an added expense on the final costs of buying a home, however it can actually save you thousands of dollars! Be sure to have a certified home inspector take a look at your Phoenix home before you talk money with your realtor. Here are some tips to have your home inspection save money before you buy your home!
The buying a home in Arizona process is complicated enough without a bad home inspection. One Avenue home inspectors are often called in after other inspectors have made home inspection mistakes and caused extra stress for the homeowner/homebuyer. While we don’t mind cleaning up others’ messes, we want our clients to enjoy the home buying process. Home inspections are interesting and educational, if they’re done right! Avoid home inspection mistakes by running through this quick checklist before your home inspector in Arizona comes out to your home.
While most of the time you don’t have to worry about problems with your home inspection as a buyer, it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the interior home inspection. The interior of a home is where all the action happens (for the most part). You have to consider the hidden things: plumbing, electrical, insulation, etc. A good home inspector will always spend the most time doing the interior home inspection. At One Avenue, we have interior home inspection services made especially for this part of the buying a home process! Here are some things to pay attention to when you consider buying a home:
After the not-so-cold Phoenix winter, many homeowners forget that their roofs, pipes, walls, and floors have still undergone changes in temperature and air pressure throughout the season that might have left some things unstable. We recommend taking a walk around your home before the summer begins to ensure that you won’t have any headaches in the heat! Here is the One Ave Spring Cleaning home inspection checklist: [Read more…]
When buying or selling a home it is important to know what features will increase and decrease the value. As a buyer, you will be looking for a home that can handle your family’s lifestyle, so it is important to make sure that all of the features of your future home are in proper order, before you sign on the dotted line. As a seller, you need to “walk in their shoes” and think about your home from the perspective of a buyer. Do you have enough storage? Can your kitchen accommodate cooking for a larger family? Do you have energy efficient appliances or is the buyer going to have to replace all of the appliances when they move in? Many of these issues in your home can be changed with a simple fix, adding thousands of dollars to the value of your Phoenix property. One Avenue Inspection encourages you to improve your home little by little! [Read more…]
So you are thinking about getting your home appraised…Wait. Maybe it’s a home inspection? Now you are doubting yourself because the difference is tricky! Luckily, One Avenue Inspection is here to guide you through the Arizona real estate process with a short guide to home inspections versus home appraisals. Home appraisers and inspectors each play very important functions in setting the stage for real estate sales. Both generate reports that can be used to prevent the buyer from overpaying, but their roles are far from identical. [Read more…]
In most Phoenix homes over ten years old, the exterior paint is cracking, peeling, or fading, but the last thing you want to do is pay for an expensive painting company to do the work for two to three times what it would cost to do it yourself! Many people think it is as simple as getting a bucket of paint and a roller and you are done, but it is actually a lot more complicated than that. Luckily, One Avenue has a step-by-step guide for you to follow and some Turn Key Tips for you to use along the way. [Read more…]