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The Importance of Home Inspections
A home inspection is a complete physical examination of the condition of a house. NOT to be confused with an appraisal, the home inspection process is usually conducted within ten days after the home is sold. This may cost between $400 and $500 depending on the size, age, and location of the house, but it is necessary to have an inspection in order to avoid buying a house or property that has hidden problems or costly repairs. Buying a home without getting an inspection is rarely worth the risk, and the last thing you, as a home buyer, need to worry about is an unforeseen complication with the house or property. That is why taking the time and investing in a professional home inspection is so important.
Your realtor may suggest home inspection companies for you to use, but you are free to decide on which inspector you wish to hire. Whatever company you chose, make sure that you hire someone who is trustworthy and qualified. A certified home inspector will conduct an analysis of the all-around condition of the home and will investigate all of the major features of the house including plumbing, roofing, insulation, electrical wiring, and structure. A ... more
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