Whether you are buying or selling a house, the home inspection is definitely something nerve racking. Before you start getting too worked up, take a moment to think about what a home inspection really is.

Home inspections are good to know whether there is an issue with a minor repair or something that’s going to break the bank, some reports are more concerning than others. 

A home inspection is not a test that you need to take and will pass or fail. Keep in mind that no home inspection will give you perfect results. 

Home inspections are an important part of the home buying process because they assist the homebuyer avoid any surprises with the house they’re buying

A home inspection consists of an evaluation of structural factors, electrical functions, plumbing, and heating and cooling structures.

A certified home inspector will search for any health and safety issues, in addition to any superb or terrible assets conditions. When the inspection is complete, the home inspector will provide a written, comprehensive document that informs of any issues with the house.

A homebuyer would be crazy to not do a home inspection on a potential home, home inspectors know what to look for and know what are the things that can potentially cost a lot of money to fix or replace. A good REALTOR® will make sure that a home inspection of the home buying process.

The homebuyer is in charge of paying  for the inspection, the price varies depending on where you live, but the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that it may cost a home buyer $300–500 for a home inspection. 

Yes! That does sound like a lot of money for an inspection, but it is totally worth it. Paying that money can be a lot less of what you could pay to repair or replace something you didn’t know about. 

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, a home inspection can complicate things in the home selling process. If some issues come up then you have to decide whether to fix the problem or negotiate the price based on the inspection results. 

That is why you need an experienced REALTOR® that will guide you through the process.

At RE/MAX ASSOCIATES we have the right agent for you. Give us a call and let’s start the journey.

Author Rustom Marciano

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