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Yes, You Need a Home Inspection {Home Buying Tips}

A home inspection isn’t required when you purchase a new home, but it is a a good idea to get one. This is the biggest investment you will ever make and it is good to know up front any problems you may run into and potentially negotiate with the seller to fix the issues.

Find Out Issues

The number one reason to get a home inspection is to find out any potential problems your future home may have. It is easy to walk into a home and fall in love with it and not see the underlying issues. A qualified Home Inspector will give you a black and white report about what is going on with your potential home behind the scenes.

Negotiate with Seller Before Closing

If your home inspection shows problems that are serious you now have the option to negotiate with the seller for a lower purchase price or to have them fix the problems before you close. You also have the option of walking away from the purchase agreement if the problems are too serious or the seller won’t negotiate.

Know Future Problems

Another benefit of a home inspection is you can find out any issues you may have with the home down the road. For example the furnace may be in working order right now, but may only last 5 more years. This kind of information can help you plan for these types of expenses.

As your Realtors we help guide our clients from the purchase agreement to the closing table and this includes connecting you with a reputable Home Inspector. If you or someone you know is ready to make a move, please give us a call or send us an email today!

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