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PREPARING FOR INSPECTIONS

Home Inspections Help You Avoid Unpleasant Surprises:

The best way to avoid inconveniences for both you and your potential buyers is to have your home undergo a full home inspection. A good home inspection is an objective, top-to-bottom examination of a home and everything that comes with it. The standard inspection report includes a review of the home’s heating and air-conditioning systems as well as plumbing, wiring, roofing, attics, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, foundations and basements. Getting a professional inspection is crucial for older homes because age often takes its toll on the roof and other hard-to-reach areas. Problems can also be the result of neglect or hazardous repair work, such as a past owner’s failed attempt to install lights and an outlet in a linen closet. A home inspection is also a wise investment when buying a new home. In fact, new homes frequently have defects, whether caused by an oversight during construction or simply by human error.

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Getting an Inspector:

The team at Cedar Ridge Real Estate can recommend to you an experienced home inspector with local roots. You can probably expect to spend a few hundred dollars, depending on the size of the house and the location you are considering. You may think the cost of inspection high, but it is money well spent. Think of it as a final investment in your home, one that makes sure you get every dollar you deserve out of it and pass it on in good shape to its next owner. A note for buyers: some builders may try to dissuade you from getting a home inspection on a home they’ve built. They may not necessarily be trying to hide anything because most builders guarantee their work and will fix any problems in your new home before you move in. Some builders, in fact, will offer to do their own inspections, but it’s best to have an objective professional appraisal—insist on a third-party inspector.

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