You may come across a situation when purchasing an older home that certain situations do not meet current code requirements but met them when the house was built. Here is a situation regarding stair rails. This stair rail met code when it was installed but according to today standards do not because of changes to code. In this instance, this is not considered a defect. Any request for change would be to improve. I am always available to answer any questions you may have.
Certain sides of a house or anything in particular receive the brunt of the punishment of the weather. Here in Western WA, it seems to be primarily Southern & Western exposure. The combination of the sun, wind, rain, and varying degrees can wreak havoc on wood. I am here at an inspection with an inspector and former builder who gives a good tidbit on how to address a weather battered side of a house or deck made of wood.
Are you looking at a house to purchase AND the house has an existing tenant? If you’re thinking that you can just evict the tenant so you can move in, not so fast. There are definitely some things to consider. Even if you plan on keeping the property as a rental, this video has little pearls of wisdome will help minimize being caught off guard.
The word title is a collective term for all your legal rights to own, use and dispose of land. Title includes all previous ownership, uses and transfers. In order to insure the transfer of real estate property, a title search must be performed. Title insurance protects against the possibility of future loss should your legal rights to your property be challenged.
There are two types of title insurance: a lender’s policy and an owner’s policy. The lender’s policy protects the lender’s interest in the property for the amount of the mortgage loan. An owner’s policy typically protects the home-buyer for the purchase price. While a lender’s policy is often required to grant a mortgage loan, an owner’s policy is typically optional.
This was a suggested to me by an inspector in treating moss on pavement. I think killing the moss prior to power washing creates less effort when power washing. I’ve done it on my brick walls and seems to work well. I look forward to hearing how it works for you.
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Situated on 36 acres at the summit of Cougar Mountain in coveted Bellevue, Belvedere is the only new home community with sweeping panoramic views including downtown Seattle skyline, the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The community is surrounded on three sides by Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park and features oversized home sites with spacious, luxurious home designs. Belvedere is in the Issaquah school district and the incomparable natural setting provides a peaceful lifestyle only minutes from urban amenities. A total of 81 luxury homes will be in this breathtaking luxury neighborhood.
Currently the base price ranges from $929,950 for a 3771 sqft 3 story home to just over $1.1M for a 4264 sqft presale house. All homesites have a lot premium.