Home Inspection Tip

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Leaders-Sherry Wilson & Company

Real Estate Tip: The Inspection Report


Are you looking for a home and becoming tired of house-hunting? If so, you may be tempted to buy a bargain-priced home "as is" and forego the home inspection. But without the inspection report, do you know what the "as it" refers to? Wouldn't it be better to know what condition the home is in before you buy it?

The inspection contingency allows the buyer to enlist the services of a licensed home inspector within three to seven days after the purchase agreement is signed. The inspector will go over the property from top to bottom, evaluating the condition of all the basic systems and structures of the home in order to identify conditions that may be considered material defects and thus may affect the market value or the safety of the home.

The inspector's report is the only documented proof of the actual condition of the property that is being sold. It is a valuable tool that helps you negotiate the sales contract and gives you information about future maintenance projects. The cost of an inspection is well worth the peace of mind it provides.

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Comments (4)

Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
Great post and I like the way you talk to the client!
Nov 17, 2007 07:32 AM
Natalie Langford
Realty Negotiations - Winchester, VA
Winchester, VA Real Estate

I haven't met you yet, Crystal.  I'm at many of the educational activities here in Winchester as I am a local area realtor.  If you do attend any of the activities at the Blue Ridge, let me know as there are few of us here on AR!

Nov 17, 2007 01:57 PM
Crystal Pruitt
RE/MAX Leaders-Sherry Wilson & Company - Winchester, VA

Thank you both for the comments.

 Natalie I sent you an email. Please watch my blog as I will be trying to get posts out weekly.

Nov 19, 2007 03:10 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

We invite you back to ActiveRain in the year 2016!

  Much has changed since your last visit.  We would welcome your return.

Jul 29, 2016 09:50 AM