April 7, 2015
It is not required for you to complete a home inspection when purchasing a home. As Realtors we highly, HIGHLY recommend you pay the $350-$450 (on average) to hire a professional inspector to come through the home. The cost varies as they typically go off of the square feet of the home.
When an inspector goes through the property, they look at everything from visible condition of the inside and outside to climbing on the roof, entering in to the attic and taking a thorough look at your major mechanicals. They will look at all aspects of the home. However, they cannot break in to walls or do any sort of intrusive testing.
Your inspector will always provide you with a detailed report of anything and everything they look at and find as “deficiencies” in the home. This is for your records and for you to look at when you choose to complete any repairs that are needed.
As we always tell people, it is best to know the most current condition of your home when you have closed and are now ready to move in. Going in to a new home can be a lot to take in. With all this information in hand it will typically give people the comfort of knowing the full condition of the home, instead of just the cosmetics.
If you or someone you know is thinking about buying a home and/or selling your current home, contact the Better Living Group today! We are here to provide you with information on purchasing a home and a free market analysis for the home you are considering to sell. The Better Living Group are Real Estate professionals in the Twin Cities and Greater Metro areas who are ready and able to assist with all of your Real Estate needs and goals and to provide only the best Real Estate service to all of our clients past, present and future.
The Better Living Group
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