Home inspection

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Skip a home inspection for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 042122

When buying a new home, there’s a lot more that goes into the process than just signing some forms and picking up the keys. One of the big steps that you’ll typically take is getting a home inspection to identify any potential issues with the property. While this is common, most of the time it’s not actually required; while lenders will generally insist on an appraisal of the home, this isn’t a full inspection. So does that mean you can skip getting an actual home inspection as a part of the home-buying process?

Technically, yes. Unless you live in an area where home inspections are legally required, you don’t have to get a home inspection before purchase. Should you skip a home inspection? Absolutely not. Having your home inspected serves a much

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Filing a Homeowner’s Insurance Claim for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 031022

Nobody wants to have to file a homeowner’s insurance claim. After all, filing a claim means that something has gone horribly wrong at home. Maybe it’s damage from a storm, or a frozen pipe that burst, or some other unexpected problem. Whatever the cause, the damage was severe enough that you need to make a claim on the policy that up until now you’d hoped would never actually have to be used.

Exactly what’s involved with filing a homeowner’s insurance claim, though? While the filing process is similar to that with other forms of insurance, there are a few things about homeowner’s insurance that might seem confusing if you’ve never really dealt with it before. To make sure that everything goes smoothly, here’s some advice on what to expect when filing

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July 2018 - Jean-Luc Andriot - Digital Marketing Campaign - Social Media Image

It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make a significant financial commitment, it’s best to know exactly what you’re buying.

When you hire a home inspector, you get a professional, in-depth examination of the property’s structures and systems. It’s a worthwhile investment that can save you money in the long run, either by warning you away from a bad purchase or by providing a list of deficiencies you can use to negotiate with the sellers.

The inspector’s report will also list minor repairs that, if made, will help to maintain your home over the long term. Additionally, a good inspector can often predict the

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Real Estate Home Inspection for Jean-Luc Andriot blog 061417

All homes should have a home inspection

Even brand new homes should undergo a home inspection. After all, a home is the one of the largest financial (and emotional) investments a person will make. Therefore, home inspections are necessary, and it's wise to have a professional home inspector do the job.

What Does a Home Inspection Include?

Generally, home inspections are included as part of the buyer's contingency requests to protect them from buying a home with hidden issues. Depending upon the agreement, sellers are responsible for having the requisite inspection completed. However, the exact specifications will change based on several factors including relevant real estate law within the U.S. state where the transaction is taking place.

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Jean-Luc Andriot tips hiring the right home inspector August 2016

Don't Get Burned – Get a Home Inspection to Save Money on Your Next Purchase
Okay, you made one of the most important decisions in your life: you're buying a home! You found your ideal home. It's in your desired neighborhood, close to everything you love, you dig its design and feel, and you're ready to finalize the deal.
But, whoa ... wait a minute! Buying a home isn't like buying a toaster. If you discover something's wrong with your new home, you can't return it for a refund or an even exchange. You're stuck with your buying decision. Purchasing a home is an important investment and should be treated as such. Therefore, before finalizing anything, your "ideal" home needs an inspection to protect you from throwing your hard-earned money into a money

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PA - June 2016 - Digital Marketing Campaign - Jean-Luc Andriot realtor

Despite the grim economic outlook for some industries, one sector is gaining viability -- real estate. According to the 2016 Emerging Trends in Real Estate, which was released by the Urban Land Institute earlier this year, trends such as “18-hour cities” and millennial parents increasing moving from urban areas out into the suburbs signal that real estate as an industry is gaining strength every passing day in 2016. One lending officer at a large financial institution even went to far as to say that “the next 24 months look doggone good for real estate.”

These trends means that real estate is a smart place to make an investment and grow your wealth. A housing shortage means that flipped homes tend to sell quickly and for high prices, and an increased

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home buying process 
No matter if you’re in a buyer’s or seller’s market, there are a few critical steps you can take to make a smarter purchase. Since buying a home is likely the biggest single investment you will ever make, being prepared will help you make a better purchase. Here are our best tips to buying a home.

Know your buying power
What is your buying power? It is the combination of your credit-worthiness and how much you can realistically pay for a home.
First, you need to understand the hidden costs of buying a home. You will need to save not only for the down payment of your home -- which is typically between 10% - 20% of the offer price -- but also for any additional transaction fees, such as transfer tax, PMI, title insurance, and legal fees.
Then you need to

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You know in your heart that now is the time to buy a luxury home or condominium in South Florida. But are you ready? In order to have the most satisfying experience, prospective homeowners must be both financially and mentally prepared for the responsibilities that come with it. Jean-Luc Andriot is here to provide you with a positive and supporting buying experience that will leave you with the home of your dreams.

 1. Select the right REALTOR

 No matter whom you choose as your “buyer’s agent,” it is important to  be honest with them, and to be sure that that person will return the  honesty. Jean-Luc Andriot is a member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing’s Million Dollar Guild, and is therefore a designated expert in  selling luxury

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This season, granite is in style, as an increasing number of luxury homeowners are rushing into stores to keep up with the trend. High-income homeowners are not only installing granite in their kitchens, but in their bathrooms, bedrooms and patios as well. 
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“Installing granite is an excellent way to increase the value of your home or condo for sale, especially in South Florida,” said Jean-Luc Andriot. “When people think of this region of the U.S., they think luxury, and that’s exactly what granite gives you.”

Not only is granite luxurious, it’s durable and versatile.

  • Scratch, stain,
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The home inspection process:

Of the many ways you need to get your home ready for sale, home inspection should be near the top of your checklist. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, an inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house from the roof to the foundation. These inspections are generally completed 10 to 14 days from the acceptance of the home sale contract.

Source: Thompson Home Inspection

“From what I’ve seen, the primary concern of buyers is worrying about problems they haven’t seen that could cost them money down the road,” Jean-Luc Andriot says

In order to ease their concerns, buyers will therefore cover the cost of the inspection and the payment for the repairs

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