3 Things to Know About Home Inspections

Dated: December 11 2019

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3 Things to Know About Home Inspections

A home inspection is important to make sure you’re  getting what you are paying for and not taking on a property with expensive or dangerous flaws. Here are 3 things to make sure you know about home inspections before jumping in.

  1. There will be problems. No matter how well-maintained and beautiful the home may be, the home inspector will deliver a complete list of anything and everything they come across. Seeing a long list of problems may make you feel anxious about the home’s overall condition. Not every item on the list is worth worrying about or asking the seller to fix. Concentrate on the larger items. 

  2. Pick your battles. Thanks to the home inspection contingency clause, you have a specific time period after the inspection in which to request repairs, request a price reduction, or even cancel their contract. You should read through the report and thoughtfully choose which repairs to request and which to tackle on your own.

  3. More inspections may be needed. If the home inspector uncovers a larger, more complex problem than they’re equipped to handle, such as problems with mold, pests, foundation, etc., a specialist may need to be called in. Additionally, if sellers are making any serious repairs, it’s a good idea to bring the home inspector back after they’re complete to make sure they were executed properly.

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KELLY RICKARD

I am a native Texan and real estate agent for Abby Realty in Spring, TX. I was born and raised in the Houston area; therefore, I know the city and surrounding areas well. Whether you are buying, sell....

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