RISMedia just ran a nice article on the why’s and how’s to get a home inspection. Starting with the why…
“Our experience and research shows that approximately 40% of resale homes have
at least one defect that can cost a home buyer a minimum of $500 to repair,” said Kathleen Kuhn, President of HouseMaster.“A home inspection by a professional and qualified home inspector is an excellent tool to encourage home sellers to make repairs or make further price adjustments as a result of conditions noted in the inspection report.”
1. Inspect the Inspector.
2. Ask for a sample of a report.
3. Inspect ancillary systems.
4. Go along on the inspection.
Submitted by Home Buyer Real Estate Agent, Mary Rugani