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The blog for homebuyers and homeowners.

We post tips to help you understand your home, market updates to keep you up to speed on your local real estate market, and trends in the housing industry so you'll never feel out of the loop. 

Tips for reading your home inspection report

Getting your home inspection report might be the scariest part of the real estate transaction. Deep breath – remember that no house is perfect and what you’re feeling is totally..

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Still thinking about moving to a cheaper city? Here’s what to consider

The past year has made everyone reconsider where they “live”. The pandemic has accelerated the need for more space indoors and an increased desire for homeownership. This has left..

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Best smart home devices in 2021

Product recommendations are independently selected by Spectora Home’s editors. Purchases you make through qualifying affiliate links may earn us a small commission.  Ever wished..

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10 Hidden costs of buying a home

You’ve been obsessively scanning for listings that fit your budget. Calculating exactly how much you can afford (on a diet of more than top ramen.)  Hopefully you took into..

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20 items to buy when you get a new house

Product recommendations are independently selected by Spectora Home’s editors. Purchases you make through qualifying affiliate links may earn us a small commission.  You might..

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Home Inspection Checklist

If you’re wondering what your home inspection will include – then you’re in luck – we have the answers! Don’t have time? We’re only kind of offended 🙂 Click below to download a..

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How to improve your home’s efficiency

Spending money on bills each month is such a drag, why can’t utilities just be free? I know my electricity and water bills are typically the most expensive – so I did some..

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Are home warranties worth it for new homeowners?

You’re going to love this answer – it depends. Don’t worry, we’ll give you some factors to consider when deciding if a home warranty is really worth the cost. What is a home..

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What does a typical home inspection cover?

By now you should know that a home inspection is a visual inspection of your home & major systems. It is meant to give you a comprehensive report at that moment in time of areas..

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8 tips for sellers before a home inspection

A home inspection is a crucial step and often a deciding factor for the majority of home buyers. Many buyers can get caught up in the emotionality of the inspection. As a seller..

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