Should I Have My HUD Home Inspected?

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty Group

Should I Have My HUD Home Inpsected?

Every Sunday we feature HUD Homes.  Some weeks it will be information about purchasing HUD homes (see the links at the end of this post).  Other weeks we will feature available HUD homes in Douglas and the surrounding counties.

 HUD Homes

This week we are answering a common HUD question.  Should I have my HUD home inspected?

Regardless of the type of house you are purchasing ~ new construction, traditional re-sale (previously owned home), bank-owned foreclosure, short sale or HUD home ~ we strongly recommened a home inspection.  Your home inspector will check the home top to bottom, inside and out.  He or she will check the main systems ~ electrical, plumbing, heat and air conditioning.  The purpose of a home inspection is to be aware of the condition of the home you are purchasing.  It does not guarantee that any repairs or replacements will be made.

Once potential issues have been identified, it is up to the buyer (YOU) to make a decision.  Do you want the issues addressed by the seller?  Are you willing to continue the purchase of the house in "As-Is" condition?  Do you want to terminate the purchase of the house?  Of course, you can consult with your Realtor to assist with this decision, but the bottom line decision is that of the buyer (YOU).

Should I have my HUD home inspected?  Yes.  We strongly recommend a home inspection for EVERY home purchase.

 

(HUD is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.)

If you are interested in learning more about HUD Homes or scheduling a showing of a HUD Home in the Metro Denver area, please contact The Foerster Team at (720) 530-5553.

Watch this blog site for available HUD Homes in Douglas County and the surrounding areas and additional information regarding HUD Home programs and purchasing HUD Homes.

What is a HUD home?

How do I search for HUD homes?

What are the benefits of registering on the HUDhomestore website?

How much information will I find on the HUDhomestore website?

HUD Special Programs

Who Can Purchase a HUD Home?

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Donna Foerster

The Foerster Team

Cherry Creek Properties, LLC

REAL Market Knowledge. REAL Service. REAL Estate.

Serving Metro Denver

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720-530-5554 (cell)

 

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Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Donna - I can never figure out why anyone would NOT want to get their home inspected, but there always seem to be people who want to view this as an unnecessary expense. Great post - I hit Suggest.

May 08, 2011 01:17 AM #1
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Mona Gersky
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Hello Donna,

Don't you just quake with nervousness anytime a buyer even thinks about skipping a home inspection???? Or decides they are capable of doing it on their own????

 

Yikes!!!!!!!!  Always, always, always get an inspection on a house - new, used or abused.

May 08, 2011 01:29 AM #2
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Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!

yes, especially on HUD houses!  Great advice! 

May 08, 2011 02:03 AM #3
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Craig Snead
Quality Home Investments, LLC / Dearborn Heights, MI - Dearborn Heights, MI
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Donna, an inspector is the extra set of trained eyes that sees things that we don't see. An inspection is a MUST on any home. It's a small price to pay for peace of mind.

May 08, 2011 03:24 AM #4
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Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Donna ~ the answer is a difinitive YES!  Even when homes are sold 'as is', it's always good for the buyer to know the condition of the home and that is will not end up becoming a money pit.  This is a wonderful series.

May 08, 2011 01:35 PM #5
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Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Donna--Could not agree more and this advice cannot be repeated too often!!

May 08, 2011 05:56 PM #6
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Hi Judy~ It's my belief that you get what you pay for and if you don't have a home inspection you have know idea what additional costs you may have down the road.

Hello Mona~ It's so important to have a PROFESSIONAL inspect your home.  That's what they are trained to do.

Thank you Chris.  An inspector will get up on the roof and down in the crawl space, and he/she will check everything in between.  It's worth it!

Peace of mind is the key, Craig.

Thanks Dawn.  It's important for the public to understand that "AS-IS" means the seller is not willing or able to make repairs, it does not mean the buyer has to stuck with more repairs than they (the buyer) can handle!

Hey Pat~ We ALWAYS recommend an inspection, no matter, the size, price, age, or neighborhood.  EVERY house should be inspected!

May 09, 2011 05:16 AM #7
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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

I am ready!!  Open the pool...please....

May 09, 2011 12:55 PM #8
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Hey Cindy~ I believe you meant to comment on my post about the town pool opening, not on HUD home inspections.

May 09, 2011 01:16 PM #9
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Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS
RE/MAX Elite Properties; Serving Cypress, Spring, Tomball, NW Houston - Houston, TX
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Hi Donna, I agree with you - EVERY home should be inspected -- but especially, especially HUD homes and other foreclosures!

May 10, 2011 02:00 AM #10
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

Hi Joyce~ It is so important to know what you are purchasing!

May 11, 2011 05:10 AM #11
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