WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE INSPECTING (A HOME)

Dated: April 21 2023

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During a home inspection, a professional inspector assesses the condition of the property and identifies any potential issues or defects that could impact the safety or value of the home. Here's what a home buyer should expect during a home inspection:

1. Inspection Process: The inspector will thoroughly examine the property, both inside and outside, checking the electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and other systems in the home. The inspection process typically takes a few hours.

2. Cost: The cost of a home inspection varies based on several factors, such as the location, size, and age of the property. On average, a home inspection can cost between $300 to $500, but this can vary widely depending on the location and complexity of the inspection.

3. Inspection Report: The inspector will provide a comprehensive report with photographs and descriptions of any issues found during the inspection, along with recommendations for repairs or further inspections.

4. Negotiation: After receiving the inspection report, the home buyer can use it to negotiate with the seller for repairs or other solutions to address the issues found during the inspection. In some cases, the buyer may choose to walk away from the purchase if the inspection reveals significant problems that the seller is unwilling to address.

5. Importance: While the cost of a home inspection may seem like an additional expense, it is a critical investment in the home-buying process. An inspection can help buyers identify any significant issues with the property and potentially save them thousands of dollars in repair costs in the long run.

When choosing a home inspector, it's important to select a qualified and experienced professional who will provide a comprehensive inspection report. Homebuyers can ask for referrals from their real estate agent or do their own research to find a reputable inspector in their area. With a thorough home inspection and a clear understanding of the property's condition, buyers can make an informed decision and move forward with confidence in their home purchase.

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