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Why You Need A Home Inspector

Posted by Craig Summers on January 8, 2016
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Alright. So hiring a home inspector is practically a given now. Hardly anyone who just recently purchased a new home ever foregoes a home inspection. But does a home inspection really only occurs after purchase or just prior to it? When is it really the time to hire a home inspector to check your potential new home Well, the answer actually depends on whether or not your house is newly constructed or a resale.

New Homes

It is strongly recommended with any new home purchase that you ensure that you fully comprehend and understand all the rules and requirements of your warranty program prior to taking possession. You can visit the specific website of your program and review it in detail.

However, if you have not yet purchased your new home, it is a good idea to consider the services of a professional home inspector during its construction. In your Agreement of Purchase and Sale, you may require that the builders include a clause stipulating that a home inspector be permitted. Be careful though, because some builders are hesitant to allow this service. If this turns out in your case, then you may want to reconsider your choice of builders.

It is also a good idea to consult an experienced real estate lawyer to rally the builders to your cause. You can ask him, prior to the signing of any new home purchase agreement, to negotiate your contract is such a way as to allow a home inspector’s services during construction or immediately after. Your lawyer may also suggest that you have a copy of the floor plan for your new home, included in the agreement papers.

If your builder still will not accommodate you for a home inspector, it is still in your best interest to consider having him accompany you, especially during your PDI or Pre-Delivery Inspection which happens before you start to occupy the house or make any money changes. Why during PDI? The reason is that during PDI, you are going to be asked to create a list of deficiencies with the builder representative. Your home inspector should come in handy right about that time. And after you move into your new home, you are usually give a period of thirty days in which you may forward a list of building deficiencies to the warranty program. That is another opportunity for you to enlist the assistance of a home inspector.

Resale Homes

With resale homes, hiring a home inspector is a little different. In most resale transactions, the real estate agent may now include a clause in your offer to purchase, making the services of a home inspector as one of the conditions. If the home inspector gives a satisfactory report, then that’s the go signal you’re waiting for to close on a sale. But if he gives you the red light, then you shouldn’t either.

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