August 2016

7 Blunders to Avoid When Building a Home of Your Own

Thomas Busk/Getty Images You’ve been shopping for a home and none seems quite right. That one has a tiny kitchen, this one makes you go through a second bedroom to get to the hall bathroom, and the other one doesn’t even have a bathroom connected to the master bedroom! Sheesh. It’s no wonder some people prefer […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Aug 25, 2016

Should Sellers Hire a Home Inspector, Too? The Pros and Cons of Pre-inspection

Pamela Moore/iStock Every home buyer knows hiring a home inspector to check out a property before closing is a good idea. In fact, a home inspection is often a requirement for a mortgage. The trickier question is this: Should home sellers also hire a home inspector to conduct a pre-inspection? That’s where you have an inspector scrutinize your property for […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Aug 23, 2016

8 Things That Can Push Your Insurance Rates Through the Roof

Image Source/Getty Images Insurance companies are mysterious entities, and divining how they determine your home insurance rates, minimum liability, and every other confusing aspect of your policy is hardly a sport for the faint-hearted. Even worse than the gobbledygook is when they surprise you—a new trampoline suddenly jacks up your premium, or that sweet new puppy […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Aug 23, 2016

6 must-haves that millennials look for in a new home

Some would assume that millennials like myself dream of having their first home decked out with built-in selfie sticks and voice-activated appliances. Though these would surely be welcomed additions to any starter home, our demands aren’t quite as far-fetched. Emphasis on education, advances in technology, and the ever-evolving economy have collectively transformed the homebuying experience […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Aug 2, 2016