Here is week six in our series of home buying tips: Give The House A Physical.
You wouldn’t buy a car without checking under the hood, so you need to do the same to the house you’re considering buying. Hire a home inspector. It’ll cost between $300-$500, but could end up saving you thousands of dollars.
A home inspector’s sole responsibility is to provide you with information so that you can make an informed decision as to whether or not to buy. It’s really the only way to get an unbiased third-party opinion. If the inspector does find an issue with the home, you can use it as a bargaining tool for lowering the price. It’s better to spend the money up front on an inspector than to find out later that you have to spend a fortune.
Before you start your search, know who your home inspector will be. Because of our team’s experience and connections in the business, we would be delighted to introduce you to the home inspectors we consistently use because they do an honest and complete job. Send us a quick text or call, and we will send you their contact information.