How To Inspect A Home Before Buying

How To Inspect A Home Before Buying

1 An assessment of the physical condition of the house itself is a complicated part of purchasing an existing house. Costly repairs to structural or mechanical systems can be avoided or at least anticipated by a preliminary inspection of the property before a purchase offer is signed. Even if you are looking for an older house that needs repairs, you will be in a better position to negotiate if you are familiar with the extent of repairs that will be needed. The inspection of a house is a job that requires specific technical skills. This Fact Sheet will explain some of the most important areas examined during the home inspection process and things prospective homeowners should be looking for. While you can become familiar enough with common problems that will enable you to eliminate certain houses from the purchase consideration, a professional home inspection usually occurs after a purchase offer is…

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