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Financing  |   Find a Home  |   Make Your Wish List  |   Steps to a Successful Purchase  |   Research the Inventory  |   Create the Offer to Purchase  |   Negotiate with the Seller  |   Home Inspection  |   Appraisal  |   Removing Contingencies  |   Protecting Your Interests  |   Escrow Process and Final Settlement  |  

Home Inspection

We strongly recommend an inspection for every transaction.

The home inspection checks the condition of the major systems of the house including the structure's exterior, windows, foundation, roof, garage, electrical, plumbing, heating/air conditioner, attic and basement or crawlspace. A pest or dry rot inspection is usually available at an additional charge. We highly recommend a termite inspection due to the moist conditions of our native soils.

If any major problems with the structure or systems of the house are uncovered, you will then have the right to void the sales agreement or to renegotiate the terms of the purchase.

It is recommended that the buyer attend the home inspection. It usually lasts between 2 and 2 1/2 hours. This will allow you to ask questions about repairs and maintenance of the home. Usually within 48 hours you will receive a written report.

A home inspection usually costs between $200 and $400 and is the best money you will ever spend.

The Real Estate Brokerage Company has the experience with the inspection community to recommend a list of accredited inspectors.

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