A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article What Every Mortgage Originator Wish Their Home Buyers Knew. It was wildly popular article and I thought I would follow up with What Every Home Inspector Wished Their Home Buyers Knew.
As part of the home buying process you should have a home inspection. This is really your opportunity to get a good overview of the house. A home inspector will lay out the condition of the house as it sits, as well as explain short term and long term maintenance you should probably consider.
Six home inspectors, locally and across the country, have answered the question of what every home inspector wish their home buyers knew.
There is some great information here if it is your first time buying a home. The underlying take away is this is your time to get to know the house.
Excerpt below taken from above article.
Matthew Rivera- The Inspection Boys, Suffolk and Nassau Counties NY
I wish all my buyers took advantage of the time they have at the house.
Inspections generally take between 1-3 hours. The process is generally crazy up until the inspection. In a busy market there placing multiple bids and sometimes making compromise
While we perform our inspection this is there time to take measurements, look at rooms, plan there layout, and test appliances.
After the inspection is complete and contracts signed they won’t generally have an opportunity like that again.
I have had clients that bid on 3 or 4 houses over a weekend. One accepts there offer and they schedule a home inspection.
When we arrived they realized it was a 3 bedroom not 4 bedroom and it wasn’t the house they thought they bid on.
During the home inspection we try to check every possible corner. We are able to point out key components of the house. Such as the water main, main electrical breaker, and areas of concern.
Matthew Rivera- The Inspection Boys
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