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As a real estate professional, your business reputation depends on referrals of the highest calibre. Whether you are an agent or a broker, lender, appraiser, builder or real estate attorney, your Clients often look to you for recommendations on who they should hire to conduct their home inspection. This is why you chose to refer an ASHI Certified Inspector, the GOLD standard in home inspector qualification! By directing your Clientele to the exceptional service and expert technical knowledge of an ASHI Certified Inspector, you can rest assured that you have provided your Clients with the key to making an informed purchase decision. Your Clients will be better educated about the condition of the home they are considering, leading to more awareness of required maintenance, and upcoming budgetary concerns. This enhances you in your role as a trusted resource to your Clients, resulting in long term confidence and loyalty when referring your services to their friends. ASHI Certified Inspectors follow the ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics mandated by their Association, and adhere to strict continuing education requirements to remain, by far, the leaders in their profession.
Use our “Find an Inspector” tool to quickly and easily locate the ASHI Certified Inspectors in your area, or go to the “Local Chapter Search” to see the membership list from your local ASHI chapter. Look for the Gold seal, your assurance that the Inspector you referred is among the BEST!
About the American Society of Home Inspectors Established in 1976, ASHI is the longest standing and most respected national professional organization of home inspectors in North America. We are a not-for-profit organization and our membership consists of nearly 6,000 individual home inspectors representing solely owned, franchise and multi-inspector companies.
The American Society of Home Inspectors has received NCCA accreditation to award the ASHI Certified Inspector credential to those members meeting our highest standard.
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The Perfect Real Estate Market for First-Time Home Buyers
If you are a first-time home buyer who has been looking for the perfect opportunity to buy a new home, then the time is now. The current real estate market is perfect for everything from buying a new home to investing in the real estate market, which is why first-time home buyers and investors have been going head to head and competing for the best real estate on the market.
Why, exactly, is now a great time for first time home buyers to purchase a new home? From incredible deals on foreclosure and short sales to low interest rates and a projection for rising home prices in the future, now is the perfect real estate market for first-time home buyers.
Short Sales and Bank-Owned Homes If you are a first-time home buyer looking to buy a new home in the current real estate market then you are more than likely looking for the best deals possible. Fortunately, with the number of foreclosures and short sales on the market, you can find discounted properties that are well below market value, which essentially allows for a lower monthly mortgage payment.
In fact, with the tax break on short sales that allows struggling homeowners to avoid paying federal taxes on their unpaid mortgages set to expire December 31, there are a ton of short sale properties currently on the market. Therefore, if you are in the market to buy your first home then start looking today, especially if you are interested in short sales and other distressed properties.
Plus, with mortgage rates still remaining incredibly low, there is nothing better than for a first-time home buyer to be able to purchase a home below market value and secure an incredibly low mortgage rate. This is the perfect recipe for a low monthly mortgage payment.
Rising Home Prices Some people may be wondering “Why now?” The simple answer to that question essentially revolves around one thing: home prices. Home prices have already started to rise as the real estate market makes progress toward recovery; however, predictions for 2013 include home prices continuing to increase as the real estate market strengthens. Therefore, if you are looking to buy a new home for a discounted price, then do so now before home prices rise.
In conclusion, with the high number of distressed properties (including short sales and foreclosures) still on the market and low home prices (coupled with low mortgage rates), now is the perfect time for first-time home buyers to obtain a new home for well below market value and secure a lower mortgage payment. So, if you are a first time home buyer, start your search for your dream home today!
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-perfect-real-estate-market-for-first-time-home-buyers-2012-12#ixzz2FKlhsivA
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