If you’re in the process of buying a home, the results of a home inspection can make or break your homebuying dreams. It’s best to avoid a home that will be a home improvement nightmare. That’s why it’s important to take the necessary steps to be prepared for home inspection day. Be in the know with these 5 important home inspection tips for buyers.
Since home inspections are not required, some people might think it isn’t needed to be at the inspection; however, it’s important to be present and walk through the home inspection with the inspector.
Do Your Own Pre-Inspection
Go around the house to see if you notice any issues such as water damage or cracks in the foundation. Jot these down so you can discuss your concerns with the inspector when it’s time for your official inspection.
If you see problems around the house or don’t understand what the inspector is referring to, be sure to point them out and ask questions throughout the inspection.
You can ask the seller to fix any defects in the house or negotiate a lower selling price. Be prepared if the seller refuses and wants to sell the home as-is. It’s up to you to decide if the home is worth it.
Know When To Back Out
In many cases, the seller will compromise and work with you to ensure the house is sold, but if the seller fails to make the updates requested and you think the home improvements will cost you more money in the long run, you may have to weigh the pros and cons to see if it’s best to walk away from the deal.
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