Buying a new home can be exciting and exhausting at the same time. It’s important to work with a real estate agent that has your best interest in mind. You need to know that the home you are buying is structurally sound and free from major defects. You will be surprised to know that many homes built during the last boom cycle were poorly built. In fact some are so bad that it’s baffling that they passed government inspections. Some examples include poor drainage, improper ventilation, and subpar craftsmanship. In many cases these things go unnoticed until it causes serious problems.
To protect your investment, tell your real estate agent that you would like to get a professional home inspection. Talk to your agent to schedule a home inspection early in the process so you will know the home you are buying. If the home inspector finds serious issues with the home, it will give you an opportunity to back out of the purchase and save from paying for other inspections such as the appraisal report.
Typically your agent will be diligent to ensure your investment is protected and be mindful of out of pocket expenses you may incur. It’s important to establish a road map with your agent of how you will proceed with the purchase once your offer has been accepted. Most purchase contracts will have specific dates by which you must complete all of your inspections. Be sure the home inspection is given top priority. If you are in the market to buy a new home, call us for tips on what to look for in a home.