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Hey there, Are you preparing to buy a home? Here's a tip I'm sharing with people who are buying homes.
It is a really good idea to get your property inspected by a professional before you buy. The purchase of a home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make. You don't want any unpleasant surprises. Even newly constructed homes can have major flaws. The small price you pay an inspector can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.
A home inspector is typically contacted right after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed, and is often available within a few days. However, before you sign, be sure that there is an inspection clause in the contract, and be sure your offer to purchase is subject to your review and approval of a professional home inspection.
To find a reliable inspector, you can ask friends, contact The American Society of Home Inspectors (http://www.ashi.com ) or I can give you recommendations. Plan on being present during the inspection, so that you can ask questions and learn more about the home first hand. If the inspection reveals problems, you have some choices. If no problems are found, you will have learned many things about your home, including what maintenance is necessary to keep it in good shape.
A standard home inspector's report will review the condition of the home's heating system, central air conditioning system, interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement, and visible structure.
I hope this information is useful to you. If you would like to know about home inspections, please call or send me an email.