Whether you’re purchasing a home or an investment property, the final inspection before the sale closes is one of the most important steps of the process. This is your chance to review any issues with the property and negotiate with the seller about who’s responsible for fixing them.
Once you and the seller come to an agreement on this, there’s no going back on it, so it’s important to learn as much as you can about the home’s condition and what kinds of problems it may cause down the road. Doing this means knowing the right questions to ask the inspector. Forbes Real Estate Council members recommend bringing these 14 questions up during the property inspection for your new home.
What Should I Repair First?
Homebuyers need to know that no home is 100% perfect. I encourage my clients to ask the inspector to prioritize any repairs or concerns. For example: What needs to be fixed now and what can be fixed later? This way, the results of the home inspection are in perspective. Focus on the big stuff in the request for repairs, and choose an agent with affordable contractor referrals for the rest. – Courtney Poulos, ACME Real Estate
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