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Get a Home Inspection When Buying a Home

Get a Home Inspection When Buying a Home

Hire a professional home inspector before you buy a home.  The time to discover expensive defects is before you buy the home. Even brand new homes often have major construction flaws.  The $350-$500 is worth the money, especially if they find a $1,000+ defect.

Typically, a home inspector is contacted immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed. Before you sign, be sure there is an inspection clause in the sales contract, making your final purchase obligation contingent on the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms and conditions to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.

The home inspection report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system; interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components. Included with your home inspection report are usually digital pictures, a cost range guide, and general report summary of major defects.

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October 18, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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