Q & A: Home Inspections & Warranties

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  1. Do I need a home inspection?
  2. How do I find a home inspector?
  3. What's a home inspection?

Do I need a home inspection?

It is very risky to buy a home “as is”, as the home may need major repairs of which you or even the current homeowners are unaware. By investing in a home inspection prior to purchasing a home, you may save yourself thousands of dollars in necessary repairs.

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How do I find a home inspector?

A home inspection is one of the most important contingencies of a home purchase, and therefore buyers should hire an experienced inspector. Your real estate agent is the best sources for a home inspector, as they often have at least one trusted inspector they recommend to all of their clients. Another resource for finding a home inspector is to contact the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), www.ashi.org.

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What's a home inspection?

A home inspection is a professional examination and assessment of a home. Often hired by prospective buyers, certified home inspectors will search for any home defects or concerns to ensure the home is in purchase condition.

 

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