Congratulations, youíve found the right home for
Now as your real
estate agent or attorney has advised, it is
important to have a professional, completely
impartial inspection as soon as possible. Then if
repairs are indicated, they can be made well ahead
of time avoiding stressful and sometimes costly
delays in the closing.
An inspection report does not pass or fail a home.
The report simply describes the condition and
indicates items which may need repair or
replacement. It is a confidential report given to
you solely for your use.
Most banks and mortgage companies require
professional inspections for homes older than five
years, but it is important to know the home youíre
buying even if it is new.
KNOW HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR HOME
Like most professionals you choose to retain, you
building inspector will probably be referred to you
by his past clients, your realtor, attorney, or
Itís important your inspector be fully qualified.
Qualifications include a background in construction,
at least a technical education, and
and to be properly licensed and insured. The professional, experienced
inspector will have no conflicts of interest Ė
completely uninvolved with any real estate or home
repair business. >>