Avoid These Home Inspection Mistakes When Buying Your Next House

Home Inspection Tips

After putting in an offer for the home of your dreams, you want to make sure that it is as good as it seems, which is where a home inspection comes in. Home inspections can be very stressful, which can lead to big issues that are overlooked. Make sure to avoid these common home inspection mistakes before you sign the closing paperwork for your new house.

  • Not getting an inspection for new construction – if you are buying a brand new house, you may assume that there is nothing wrong with it. However, not all builders and contractors follow the rules, which can lead to you investing in a house that has serious problems. Spending a few hundred dollars to make sure that your new house is up to code can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.
  • Choosing a bad inspector – not all inspectors are the same, so make sure to do your research before hiring an inspector. Ask for recommendations from your real estate agent as well as friends and family. Also, make sure that your inspector is properly licensed.
  • Skipping the inspection – unless you are in the construction business, trying to figure out what the inspection report says can be next to impossible. If you are not able to walk through the property with the inspector, meet up with them when they are done so that you will be able to take a look at any issues that they found.
  • Expecting your inspector to be a psychic – while your inspector will be able to tell you the typical length of time until you have to replace something in the house, they will not be able to tell you an exact date that it will fail.

For all of your real estate needs when looking to buy your next house, contact professional Realtor Cary Amo in Lafayette, California.

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