How To Prepare

Preparing for Your Home Inspection

For buyers, an inspection is vital to uncovering issues a home may have but are invisible to the untrained eye. Even if the inspection finds more problems than you’re comfortable with and you move on to a different home to start the process all over again, it’s money well spent. An inspection will give you the opportunity to ask the seller to make the repairs before you buy, or to renegotiate the contract.  If the inspector estimates that repairs will cost more than you are comfortable with the contract may be voided.  Accurate Home Inspections highly recommends that you consult with your real estate professional, and or attorney for advice in this matter.  It is a good way to protect yourself from ending up with a home that requires repairs that you are unable or unwilling to pay for.

Once your inspector has arrived, it is recommended that you accompany him or her on the inspection of the property. This is so you can become familiar with the home and its systems as well as exactly what repairs the inspector recommends and why. You might also want to prepare a list of items that you’ve seen in the home that you feel are cause for concern as well as any questions you may have. The inspection is a great time to find out where the home’s water and gas shutoffs are and where the panel  box is located.
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