Inspections To Do When Buying A Home

 

You have decided to purchase a home and before you start to look you should consider and do several things. I recommend to my clients to get pre-approved for a loan. You will need:

 

  • A good credit score to get pre-approved

  • You need money for a down payment

  • Find a REALTOR® to Represent you including when buying a new home

  • Find a REALTOR® with experience and knowledge, it does matter to protect your interest

  • Your REALTOR® should have all contacts needed for your real estate experience

 

Once you got your pre-approval you meet or talk with your REALTOR® to disguss your needs and wants. You can receive listings by email that fits your criteria and start looking. Once you have found the right home and your Realtor® has written the offer and negotiated your contract you should have inspections of the house that will become your home.

I recommend several inspections to protect the largest investment you are making when buying a house:

 

  • Licensed ASHI Home Inspector

  • Licensed Heating and Air Inspector

  • Licensed Termite Inspector (we have termites in SC)

  • Roof Inspection: If the roof was faulty installed your insurance company may not cover the roof

  • Reputable Foundation Inspection if Home Inspector or you see issues

  • Certified Mold Inspector (Especially if the house is in an area with a lot of humidity lake, pond, river or smell musty)

  • Well & Septic Inspections if no public water and sewer

     

    Our SC contract allow 10 business days after accepted contract. Then your Realtor® needs to submit to the seller's agent a written Repair Addendum with your requests for repairs along with all inspection reports. Now your Buyer's Agent negotiates repairs on your behalf.

    Just like not all Realtors® are created equal (not all real estate agents are Realtors®) not all inspectors are created equal, there is a difference and your Realtor® should be able to help you find the right ones.

     

    Feel free to contact me with your questions and concerns.