Home Inspections and Why They Are Crucial
Stop! Don't fall in love with that house just yet.
A typical Home Buying Scenario...
You pull up with the realtor and you just have this good feeling come over you. Sure, the yard needs your touch but even after the full showing, you just know. This is your new home. And no one or nothing will change your mind – you’re ready to make an offer. Sound familiar? Many will feel passionate about a house or fall in love with something at first sight, but it is critical that future homeowners – first time or not – remember the significance of a proper home inspection before getting carried away.
Making an offer on a home for sale and having it accepted is only the first of many steps before you can begin picking out paint swatches. Finding a good home inspection company is truly the first thing that needs to happen after a home has been selected. The home inspection is a critical step in the home buying process. With a traditional home loan or mortgage, the home inspection is intended to give the homebuyer more knowledge about their purchase.
It also identifies any needed repairs. A good home inspection company will make sure the foundation is sound, the roof is intact, and the water heater is functioning; among dozens of other items on a thorough checklist. Sure, finding out bad news about needed repairs stinks, however, that report is then considered as negotiations continue. Often a buyer may request discounts or credits for any big-ticket items that were found not operating correctly during the inspection. You may end up with a brand-new appliance or other needed replacements.
Homeward Real Estate agents will guide you through the entire finding, inspecting, negotiating, and buying process. We can even assist in recommendations of inspection, mortgage, and title companies. Call us today – let’s find your new home.
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