Inspections: Should I have a home inspection?

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Buying a home in one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. You want to be sure you are investing your money in a home that will not cause unexpected, costly expenses later down the road.

Your home inspector will complete an in-depth, unbiased look at your potential new home. For example, they will inspect all the appliances to ensure they are in working order, the plumbing for any leaks that may be unseen, any possible fungus or mold in the home, the electrical to make sure it’s up to code and not faulty, any damage to the roof such as leaks, missing shingles, tiles or deterioration which may lead to having it replaced. The home inspector will also be on the lookout for any safety or hazards that may affect the loan process.

Once the home inspection is completed you will receive a detailed report and have the opportunity to review it with your REALTOR® and address any items that may need to be repaired prior to closing.  In requesting repairs, you may ask the current owners to repair items that are safety or hazard related or something that may not have been disclosed to you prior to the inspection.

You will have that piece of mind of being more informed about the purchase of your new home.

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