your first home inspection can be a little intimidating. Whether A
First Time Or Buying A Home Many Times, As A Buyer Only Realtor 28 Years
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home inspectors are great allies when it comes to making one of the
most important purchasing decisions of your life. It Is Important The
Home Inspector Is A Member Of ASHI (American Society Of Home Inspectors )
Most first-time homeowners don't have a clue how to kick the tires on a
house. Is the foundation strong? Does the roof leak? Is the rear deck
up to code? How on Earth do you know if the wiring needs attention?
Thankfully, home inspectors can tell you all this and more. Here are a
few tips on how to navigate your first home inspection.
Your First Home Or Even buying as a seasoned multi time home buyer is
super exciting, but it can also be a little nerve-wracking. Making
serious financial decisions and dealing with unfamiliar lingo can be
overwhelming, not to mention all of the considerations about what kind
of shape the house is in when it becomes yours. It's enough to send you
screaming back to your rental property. It does not need to be a
frustrating experience of the home buying process, but home inspection
is the most critical part of buying any home, that and final loan
approval. Finding a true buyer only Realtor office and Finding the home
are part of this process also, but home inspection trumps all
Finding Your Inspector
best way to find a good home inspector is to get a referral. You Should
Obtain At Least Three Choices. Many times, the exclusive buyers agent
or lending officer has someone to recommend, but don't feel pressured to
use this person. Ask around to trusted friends and family who have
recently worked with an inspector. It usually helps to ask people in the
same general area as the home you're considering, too. If you can't get
the inside scoop, do some Internet sleuthing to find the right match.
Go To ASHI website for their inspector members. Your state housing
authority will typically have a list of certified inspectors on your
area as well.
you've found a candidate, you need to ask some questions. First, find
out how much the inspection will cost and exactly what it covers. Many
Inspectors will not go in the roof or check Fireplaces, Septic Systems
and you need to ask the turnaround time to get your Inspection Report
back. If you need some payment options, ask about this up front as well.
Scheduling can make the difference between getting a house and losing
it, so sooner than later is a good rule of thumb. Make sure you're able
to coordinate a time that won't leave your purchase in jeopardy. And
before you pull the trigger, get some references and make sure the
inspector is certified to work in the residential sector.
Know Your Deal-breakers
should be there with the inspector while he or she works, I as A Buyer
Only Broker, attend all inspections, but it's best to stay out of the
way and save your questions until after the work is done. Most
Inspectors go over the “meat” of the Report at the end of the
inspection, is a great time to ask questions as you receive your
discovery of items which will be noted in your report. You'll get the
broad strokes during the inspection, and a detailed report will follow.
You should have a good idea going in how much you can afford in home
repairs, so you aren't stuck in a tough spot when you find out the roof
needs to be replaced. Or if Mold is detected, usually requires further
cost for testing the areas and results coming back. Contact me for more
on this issue if Mold Is Discovered can share stories and info with you.
Set some parameters for the amount of money you're wiling to spend to
fix the problem areas. In many scenarios buyer can ask Seller to pay for
Health and Saftey oriented repairs during inspection period process on a
form we use called Request For Repairs. Major repairs to wiring and
plumbing are no fun and can get costly. The same goes for structural
work. If you need a support beam installed or some minor bathroom
plumbing replaced, it may be within your budget or even your DIY range.
But if the entire house sags three feet downhill or if you have flooding
problems in the basement, you might want to think twice before jumping
into it. At that point would have also a Geologist do a Verbal Report as
part of your insoections, another subject if you want to contact me can
share insight on.
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"Ten Important Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector." Hud.gov, 2010. http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/insp/inspfaq.cfm