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Lorraine, Home Buyer in Barefoot Bay, FL

is a home imspection necessary when you want to buy a home in barefoot bay?

Asked by Lorraine, Barefoot Bay, FL Mon Jan 21, 2008

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Elvis said it best: " I wouldn't purchase a home from my own mother, located on "Never Need Inspection Circle" without using an inspector " ------ especially in Barefoot Bay.

They've had some good developers there and they've had some " how do you spell screwdriver.? " developers there .... you need a great inspector to find out which one you got.

2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 21, 2008
Personally, I wouldn't purchase a home from my own mother, located on "Never Need Inspection Circle" without using an inspector.

If nothing else, a good home inspection gives you an idea of what you've just purchased and the expected longevity and quality of each of it's components. That alone is worth the inspection fee.
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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
I agree with CJ... no matter where you buy, when spending THOUSANDS of dollars and interest on a home loan, not to mention hoping you got the house of your dreams, what is another $300 bucks for mental security?

As far as Barefoot Bay goes, they got hit really hard with the hurricanes, so I'd double that comment above, but no matter WHERE you buy, spend the money on a good home inspection - IT IS WORTH IT.

Get good legal and local market representation, this is a big investment for you.

Hope this helps!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 21, 2008
Hello Lorraine,

Absolutely YES! The home inspector can detect conditions which are not readily observed. I had a client who decided against having a home inspection. The $250 he thought he was saving by not having one ended up costing him $1,000.

As a Realtor, it is no fun being right. Your inspection can possibly save you money. If a problem is found which costs you more than you are willing to pay for repairs, you may be able to negotiate price or the seller could give you money at closing to repair it.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 21, 2008
Lorraine -

I would always recommend a home inspection to any buyer before buying a home. Barefoot Bay is a community near the water (some on the water) and that would be an alert to check foundation, septic (if it applies) and insurance requirements.

Local agents can help with the history of Barefoot Bay and particulars but I am sure most will recommend a home inspection.

1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 21, 2008

It is always wise to hire an inspector. The inspector is going to look for things that will cost you more money in the future than the cost of a home inspection. One of my agents had a Buyer for a manufactured home that was built in 2006. The inspector caught that the roof had tiny holes. The agent contacted the company that built the home and the Buyer got a brand new roof. With the storms from 2004 and 2005 it is good to check for mold and make sure the home did not receive any damage to the foundation.

For the money on a purchase of a home $250 to 300 is a small amount to pay for peace of mind.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 31, 2008
I strongly recommend an inspection no mater where you buy. The $250-350 that you can pay for an inspection is well worth it. It will give you peace of mind to be sure that everything is is good working condition and within standards. If a problem is found, that's a negotiating tool to reduce the price or have seller contribute money to the repairs.

Good luck in your search!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 29, 2008

Elvis has NOT left the building!
TU to you ;-)

I couldn't agree with you more, although your Mom is going to disown you for that comment ;-)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 21, 2008
sorry, forgot to mention that when you get a home inspection, don't take just any recommendation for a home inspector. In many states, you don't even need a license to deem yourself as a home inspector.

For more information, go to http://www.ASHI.com.

This is the web site for the American Society of Home Inspectors. In order to belong to this organization requires a home inspector to be licensed, insured and also have many hours of education under their belt as well as a certain number of home inspections done with no complaints.

THIS site will also empower you with knowledge about housing issues, and also allow you to search for an ASHI certified home inspector near you.

Knowledge is power!! Good luck!!
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