if there is soemthing worng found in your inspection, you can back out, or ask the seller to fix or to get estimates and ask the seller to credit you that amount and you fix once your purchase it.
A buyer should have a buyer agent who represents them and looks out for their best interest, in most cases you can hire a buyer broker with no cost to you, they get opaid tehir commission from teh listing broker a fee advertised in the MLS and paid at closing.
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The traditional home inspector will review the structure, roof, electric and plumbing systems, look for anomalies in the heat and air conditioning, and will likely mention if he saw evidence of any pests. But if you want a termite inspection that will be a different inspector. Ditto chimney and details on a furnace and A/C. If there is a swimming pool, or solar panels, probably you will have different inspectors for them, and if you want to check mold--that might be a different inspector as well.
Meaning, if you have every inspection--you will be paying more than your lunch money for the results.
Probably you should start out with a good solid local home inspector. Follow him around as he does the inspection. Ask questions and keep a good dialogue going as the home reveals itself to you. You will get a sense if or why any other inspections are suggested, and can then make up your mind. You will see the strengths and weaknesses of the house and the inspector will give you a good sense of the quality and what you are getting for your money.
If you are spending all your "extra" money on this home, ask the seller to include a home warranty as a part of your offer. That will cover all the appliances, the AC and Heat, the electric system and plumbing. There are a dozen or so of these companies, they are a form of insurance and so they must be approved by the NH Insurance Commission--so you can research them via the commission. The warranty will fix or replace anything that goes wrong during the 1st year.
Hope this helps,
NH and FL Real Estate Professional
Way to go!
Well Jorge; obviously I concur. I would only add that you should interview the inspectors and request a sample inspection. My website may not be all that flashy,but, you will find some good material for your interview.
A great inspection has VALUE. Whether you are able to negotiate beyond the cost of the inspection; you will certainly have reduced your surprises and increased your knowledge of your investment. It lets you know now, it helps you plan, maybe you can negotiate or rethink...lots of value in that report!!!
A good home inspector will evaluate the structure of the house,roof,plumbing,insulation,pool etc.
Your REALTOR will be able to provide you with the names of few inspectors who he thinks is good. Cheapest is not always good..Home inspections are an added expense but can really help you make sure that the largest purchase you're likely to make is in good shape.
A good inspection will follow a comprehensive evaluation of the entire structure including electrical, plumbing, HVAC, roof, appliances, pool, etc. and provide you with a thorough understanding of the overall condition of the home.
With new construction we have seen a number of serious problems revealed that would have gone undetected without an inspection.....missing roof tile, faulty wiring, mold in the attic, damaged appliances to name a few.
Our best advice is for buyers to always look to protect themselves through a home inspection......not to do so is pure foolishness!
Absolutely! A home inspector will evaluate the structure of the house, as well as systems such as the roof, electrical system, heating and central AC, insulation, doors, windows and plumbing. I would also suggest a pest inspection and if the home is serviced by a private well and on-site septic system, I would advise you to have those inspected as well.
Home inspections are an added expense but can really help you make sure that the largest purchase you're likely to make is in good shape. A good buyer agent will make sure that your purchase contract states that if there are problems that arise during the home inspection, that you can back out of the purchase if the inspection uncovers more problems than you are willing to take on.
I hope you found this information helpful!
Catherine Condon, Broker NH & MA
Integrity Residential Brokerage