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3 Reasons To Attend Your Own Home Inspection

3 Reasons To Attend Your Own Home Inspection

 

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As a home buyer in Montgomery County , you can get a feel for whether a home's systems and appliances are in working order. However, you can't know for certain until after the home's been inspected.

This is why real estate agents recommend that buyers hire a licensed home inspectors immediately after going into contract. It's the best way to really know the home which you're buying. 

By definition, a home inspection is a top-to-bottom check-up of a home's physical condition and systems, including a review of the structure, and its plumbing and electrical systems. Home inspections are not the same as a home appraisal, which is a valuation of the property.

When you commission a home inspection, you should be present for it. Here are 3 reasons why :

Seeing For Yourself 
There's a big difference between reading a report and seeing "live" what may be right or wrong with a home. With first-hand knowledge of a potential issue, you'll be in a better position to determine whether a problem warrants contract cancellation, or whether it's an additional negotiation point. 

Discovering The Home
Via a home inspection, you will learn where the systems reside within a home (e.g.; boiler room, garage), and how to operate them. This is a valuable educational opportunity and most inspectors are happy to share what they know. It's also a chance to ask questions about maintenance and upkeep.

Better Understanding
A home inspector's job is to review and disclose the condition of the home. The inspector's report, however, is just a summary on paper. In being present for the inspection, a buyer will be able to visualize and understand the report's conclusions more clearly. This can make for more effective re-negotiations with the seller, in the event that damage or distress is identified.

So, what should you do during the home inspection? Your primary tasks are to watch, listen, learn and ask questions. A professional home inspector will welcome your participation in the process.

For help or questions contact:

Joe Gonzalez

Senior Loan Consultant -  NMLS #126036
GMH Mortgage Services, LLC
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Comment balloon 3 commentsJoe Gonzalez • January 31 2013 08:38AM

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Home inspections and apprasials I like to recommend to be there. Good points thanks/

Posted by David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct (DMK Real Estate ) almost 6 years ago

Definitely good points to make. Without seeing for yourself, black and white reports can be tedious and confusing!

Posted by Rebecca Lee McAnallen, Big city experience, small town service (RGS Title, LLC ) almost 6 years ago

@David - it's only the MOST expensive item you'll ever buy.  Probably a good idea to check it out thoroughly.  It's not like you're going to live there for years & years to come.  I'm not quite clear on why people don't go more often!

@Rebecca - Exactly! You must see it to appreciate it.  If you don't then how will you know what is involved?  

Posted by Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563 (GMH Mortgage Services LLC) almost 6 years ago

Participate