June is National Home Ownership Month!
Don’t Bypass the Home Inspection
The home inspection is a thorough assessment of the structure and mechanical systems. Professional inspectors look for potential problems, so you can make an informed decision about buying the property. A home inspection is necessary and worth the investment.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
• Standard inspections don’t test for things like radon, mold or pests. Understand what's included in the inspection and what other inspections you might need.
• Make sure the inspector can get to every part of the house, such as the roof and any crawl spaces.
• Traditionally the buyer attends the inspection. By following the inspector around you can get a better understanding of the home and ask questions on the spot. If you can't attend the inspection, review the inspector's report carefully and ask about anything that's unclear.