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August 17, 2017

Real Estate Buying Mistakes – #6

by derekespeer

Failing to obtain a home inspection from a qualified inspector

A home inspection reports on the visible structural and mechanical condition of the home. After the inspection, you will have the facts you need to make a decision about buying your home.

A well-qualified home inspector who has adhered to federal licensing standards can spot problems that you might not be able to see. Expect problems to be clearly explained, repair expenses closely calculated, maintenance costs estimated, and a written report delivered within a day or two after the inspection is complete.

Most home-purchase contracts are written conditional on the outcome of several inspections. These inspections may include inspection for wood boring insects, existence of moisture or mold, excessive amounts of radon gas, structural soundness, and the condition of the heating, wiring and plumbing. When the contract is written, it should identify who will be responsible if there are problems with the results of any of these inspections.

Contact me today to discuss your home inspection options.

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