Buying a Home: Inspections

One of the most common questions buyers have is, “should I get a home inspection?” A home inspection is always a good idea. Typically, purchase offers are contingent or conditional on a home inspection of the property. Home inspectors will check for signs of structural damage or things that may need fixing. They will check the major components of the home, such as the roof, electrical, and heating and cooling systems. Inspections also give you an opportunity to learn about how the home has been maintained.

The inspection is conducted within a few days of your offer being accepted by the seller. This condition protects you by giving you a chance to renegotiate your offer or withdraw it without penalty if the inspection reveals significant damage.

Both you and the seller will receive a report from the home inspector. You can then decide if you want to ask the seller to fix anything on the property before closing the sale. Before the sale closes, you will have a walk-through of the house, which gives you the chance to confirm that any agreed-upon repairs have been made.

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