Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hire a Home Inspector when Buying a Home

When purchasing a home or getting your home ready to sell, The Hoffman Home Team recommends that you hire a licensed home inspector to find out if there are any problems with the home. A buyer wants to know if there are any hidden unknown conditions and a seller would want to know if there are any repairs to be done before going on the market.

Here are some tips for hiring an home inspector:

1. You can choose your home inspector.
The Hoffman Home Team can recommend an inspector at your request, or you can find one on your own.
Here are two Home Inspector Organizations that we recommend: National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc. (NAHI) and American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Members of these organizations have to complete an approved home inspector training program, demonstrate experience and competence as a home inspector, complete a written exam, and adhere to the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.

2. Home inspections are intended to point out adverse conditions, not cosmetic flaws.
The Hoffman Home Team recommends that you attend the home inspection. Typically it takes 2-3 hours depending on the size of the home. The Home Inspector will point out items to you and explain the severity of the problem. You want to learn what is important and what's not. No house is perfect and an inspection on any home is bound to uncover faults. Major points to look for are leaks (water or gas), water damage, electrical, plumbing, and structural integrity. A home inspector will point out conditions that are health and safety issues.

3. Home inspection reports include only the basics.
A home inspector considers hundreds of items during an average inspection. The home inspection should include the home's exterior, steps, porches, decks, chimneys, roof, windows, and doors. Inside, they will look at attics, electrical components, plumbing, appliances, central heating and air conditioning, basement/crawlspaces, and garages.They report on the working order of items such as faucets to see if they leak, appliances, windows, or garage doors to see if they open & close properly. The final written report should be concise and easy to understand.

4. Home inspectors work for the party who is paying the fee.
Either it is the buyer or seller that orders the report, the one that pays for the report is the one that will receive the report. The other party does not have to share the report with the non paying party. The NAHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics clearly state that members act as an unbiased third party to the real estate transaction and "will discharge the Inspector's duties with integrity and fidelity to the client."

5. Inspectors are not responsible for the condition of the home.
Inspectors don't go behind walls or under flooring, so it's possible that a serious problem can be overlooked. Keep in mind that inspectors are not party to the sales transaction, so if you buy a home where an expensive problem surfaces after the sale, you won't be able to make the inspector liable or get the inspector to pay for the damage. In fact, you may not be entitled to any compensation beyond the cost of the inspection.

As the buyer, the home inspection is used a tool to determine the current condition of the home as well as knowing maintenance that is needed now as well as in the near future. Sometime further inspections may be required by a plumber, roofer, or an electrician to determine if a real problem exist. The buyer uses the home inspection to determine if the current condition is what they can tolerate to purchase the home. It is entirely up to the buyer(s) to determine their own comfort level. The buyer can ask the seller to repair/replace inspection items. This is all negotiable within the deadlines of the purchase contract.

Contact the Home Selling Real Estate Specialists at Keller Williams Realty and the Hoffman Home Team. Heidi Hoffman 303-949-9770

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hire a Professional when it is time to Sell

The industry is ever changing from how homes are sold to how a buyer can qualify for a loan. You want an agent that is a step ahead and keeping on top of the changes. The Hoffman Home Team continues to keep in close contact with other professionals to know when changes occur and how it will affect the the real estate transaction.  When it comes to selling your home, get the process started with knowing what your home value is. Get your Instant Home Value Report for Free, emailed within seconds.

If you are needing to buy after your sell your home, then check out all the available Homes for Sale. Get new listings emailed directly to you. Contact the Hoffman Home Team when you are ready to MOVE!

The Home Selling Real Estate Specialists at Keller Williams Realty and the Hoffman Home Team. Heidi Hoffman 303-949-9770

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What Do I Need to Know To Sell My House?

What do I need to know to sell my home? 

1. Define your needs. 
2. Determine a price. 
3. Prepare your home 
4. Get the word out. 
5. Know how to handle an offer. 
6. Negotiate the offer and make it a win-win for both parties. 
7. Prepare to close. 
8. Close the transaction.

The Hoffman Home Team will help you with selling your home with every step of the process from start to finish.  Contact the Hoffman Home Team & Heidi Hoffman at Keller Williams Realty  to get started on the home selling process today! 

303-949-9770 http://www.hoffmanhometeam.com




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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

See all New Construction Homes for Sale in Thornton

New Homes for Sale in Thornton just north of Denver Colorado. If your interested in buying a new home, you've come to the right site.  The New Home Builders are starting to come back to the North Denver Area. New development locations are actively in the infrastructure stages and getting ready to start building new neighborhoods. Here is the current lists of New Construction Homes & Town homes available in Thornton:





To see the full list of all the current Builders in Thornton check out our list below. When you are ready to check out the models homes, have the Hoffman Home Team go with you on your first visit. Did you know that the Builder contracts are not approved by the Colorado Department of Real Estate? Each Builder has their own contract that heavily favors the Builder. The Hoffman Home Team can represent you for free. You don't pay us for Buyer Representation, the Builder will. The Builders just require that the Hoffman Home Team gets your registered with the Builder first. The Hoffman Home Team has sold many homes with Builders over the years and we know how to keep your interest represented and your earnest money deposit protected. Call us to get Buyer Representation.

Here is a list of the new builders in the Thornton Area:

Capital Pacific
Crossings at Riverdale - Located just South of Highway 7

Century Communities in Thornton:
Ash Meadows - Located at 128th Ave & Holly St

D.R. Horton Homes in Thornton:
King Ranch - Located at 122nd Ave & Quebec St
Quebec Highlands - Located at 138th Ave & Quebec St

KB Homes in Thornton
Trailside Heritage Collection - Coming Soon Located around Highway 7
Trailside Leagacy Collection - Coming Soon Located around Highway 7

Lennar Homes in Thornton:
Heritage Todd Creek Grand Collection - Located South of 160th Ave at 152nd Lane & Yosemite ST
Heritage Todd Creek Monarch Collection - Located South of 160th Ave at 152nd Lane & Yosemite ST
Lewis Point Monarch Collection - Coming Soon Located at 140th Ave & Holly St
Orchard Farms Monarch Collection - Coming Soon

Meritage Homes in Thornton
Fallbrook Farms - Located at 142nd Ave & Colorado Blvd
North Creek Farms - Located off of Highway 7 & I-25

Richmond Homes in Thornton
Villas At Fallbrook Farms - Located Colorado Blvd & 136th Ave in Thornton
Bramming Farms - Located 128th Ave & Holly St
Fallbrook Farms - Located 144th Ave & Detroit St
Brantner Village - Located 124th Ave & Quebec St

Contact the Home Selling Real Estate Specialists at Keller Williams Realty and the Hoffman Home Team. Heidi Hoffman 303-949-9770

Monday, July 21, 2014

Home for Sale in Parker Colorado.

The Hoffman Home Team just listed another home for sale in Parker Colorado.  Gorgeous golf home in desirable Canterberry Crossing. Spacious open floor plan. Extended front porch. Gourmet kitchen offers double ovens, large granite kitchen island & wine refrigerator. Large formal dining room perfect for formal entertaining. Master Suite offers spacious 5 piece bath & sitting room with custom wet bar & fireplace. Large walk out basement is ready to have your final finishes for a media and game room. Backyard offers a water feature with a large patio with plenty of space for summer BBQ’s. Enjoy your Golf course & mountain views from the deck. This community offers a pool, tennis and parks.


















Learn more about this property and see more photos by visiting our site. Simply copy and paste the link below into your address bar: www.11551BentOaks.com


Here are all the current homes and townhomes for sale in Parker Colorado.


To speak with us directly about this home or schedule a showing, call 303-949-9770
Listing Courtesy of HEIDI HOFFMAN, KELLER WILLIAMS PREFERRED REALTY.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Home For Sale in Broomfield CO in the Brandywine Community

The Hoffman Home Team Just listed a great opportunity in the Brandywine Community. Bright & Open Floor plan w/vaulted ceilings. Hardwood floors throughout. All appliances included. Large stamped concrete patio great for entertaining in the backyard. Walking distance to Brandywine Park & Metzger Farm Open Space. Close to Paul Derda Rec Center and plenty of shopping. Easy access to I-25 or US 36. Adams 12 Schools










Learn more about this property and see more photos by visiting our site. Simply copy and paste the link below into your address bar:
http://www.12313cherrywood.com

Here are more Broomfield homes and Broomfield townhomes for sale.

To speak with us directly about this home or schedule a showing, call 303-539-5395
Listing Courtesy of HEIDI HOFFMAN, KELLER WILLIAMS PREFERRED REALTY