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4 Home Inspection Mistakes to Avoid

November 10th, 2022

Buying a home is a big financial decision. Once you have a home under contract, be sure to avoid these four home inspection mistakes

Mistake #1: Missing your inspection.

Your home inspection is the perfect chance to find out where everything is located and see what repairs and updates may be needed, so make sure you attend it! You inspector can even give you a window towards the end of the inspection to meet up if you can’t make the whole thing

Mistake #2: Not asking questions.

You hired your inspector for their professional expertise, so don’t be shy about tapping into it! Inspection reports offer a lot of information – if you are confused – ask before panicking about anything

Mistake #3: Expecting a perfect report.

The key is to understand which problems are simple fixes and which ones may require expensive repairs. Home inspectors base their inspection off of the current building codes - if the home is 20 years old, many areas will be flagged as insufficient but may be acceptable and safe. If you’re unsure, we can help!  We can guide you through the ins and outs of the home buying process which leads to

Mistake #4 Listening to the wrong people.

Everyone will have an opinion about your home inspection. Sure your cousin twice removed bought a home 10 years ago – but should you trust their opinion or an experts? Remember Mistake #1 – ask questions of your inspector and seek out a professional 3rd party opinion when warranted. Your REALTOR can even help point you to professionals in the field.

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