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Home Inspections

Home inspections are a crucial part to the home buying process.  Hiring a home inspector is very important since they can help you to analyze the condition of the house you are interested in buying.  Since a home is one of the biggest investments you will most likely make in a lifetime, being sure home inspections are performed accurately is very important.  So what happens when your inspection doesn’t go as planned?  How does one deal with a situation such as this?  It is the home inspector’s job to be 100% objective, and not lean one way or the other towards buyer or seller.  When they let the potential buyer know of some issues with the home, it is then up to the possible buyer to determine whether or not they would like to move forward with the contract process.  Usually, big problems like a cracked foundation, leaky basement, or faulty wiring are factors that can lead a buyer to run in the opposite direction.  Small things like a piece of siding coming off, or tiles missing from the roof should not deter you from buying if you really love the home.

Home inspections are there to assist the buyer with getting a bigger picture of the house’s condition.  If you feel that the results of the inspection are insignificant enough not to make or break a deal and you really like the house, it is recommended that you make an offer.  On the other hand, if the result of the home inspections shows major damage to the house that would cost a large sum of money to repair, you may want to reconsider.  Of course, some sellers are willing to pay the extra money and make the repairs.  This is often dependent upon how badly they want to sell the home.  It’s important to be able to “feel out” the sellers and see where they stand once you get the home inspection report.