Buying A Home From The Home Inspectors Perspective

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Buying A Home From The Home Inspectors Perspective

If you are considering buying a home, you will soon discover that there are an overwhelming number of companies out there clamoring for your attention. Everyone in the real estate industry has something to sell or something to profit from regarding your interest in purchasing real estate. For homeowners wanting to sell, to banks wanting to unload REO properties, to agents wanting to help you find the perfect home (which does not exist), to contractors, insurance agents and, Professional Home Inspectors like me.

There is a vast amount of soul searching that must happen when considering the purchase of a home. Just a few of these difficult questions may include:

  1. Why do I want to buy a home
  2. Where do I want to live
  3. What can I afford
  4. What financing do I qualify for
  5. Should I buy a newly constructed home
  6. Should I buy a foreclosed home
  7. Should I buy an older home
  8. Can I afford to maintenance on a home
  9. Do I want a house or a condo
  10. How do I choose a Realtor
  11. What about a home inspection
  12. Can I get a home warranty
  13. Suburbs, inner city or rural
  14. What can I get for my money
  15. How do I sell my current home
While I can not answer all of these real estate questions for you, as a Professional North Texas Home Inspector, I can shed some light on what to expect when considering various kinds of properties such as new construction, foreclosures, older homes and rural properties. 
Over the next few days, I will be writing a short series of home inspection blog posts about the differences in buying a newly built home, buying a foreclosure, buying an older home and buying rural properties from the home inspectors point of view. I hope you will stick with me, read each post and, offer your opinions and comments about each of these kinds of real estate. And, I hope that these posts will help you make an informed decision as to what home is the right home for you and your family.
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David Selman
Certified Master Home Inspector
Lic.# 10299
WDI #660910
FHA/HUD # F537 
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Steven Cook
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Great start to the series.  The one question that seems to be missing (though indirectly noted in #4) is which lender am I going to use?


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