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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. 

2023 Home Inspection Costs for Every U.S. Zip Code

In 2023, the U.S. real estate market is shifting. Mortgage rates are up, and the pandemic-era housing boom is slowing. 

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What to Expect from a Roof Inspection

The roof is one of the most important aspects of a home inspection, and an aspect of your home you should re-inspect over the years. 

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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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How much does a home inspection cost?

Quick Facts: The national average cost of a home inspection is $459.  The typical cost range for home inspections is $350-$600.  The average cost of a home inspection has gone..

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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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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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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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