My Dad Can Do The Home Inspection When I Buy A House [he knows everything about houses] Part 5

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Why should you pay for home inspection? After all Dad knows pretty much everything there is to know about houses. Part 5 in a continuing series…

In contrast to a real estate appraiser, a home inspector zeroes in on safety and soundness aspects of your new home. A home inspection will determine if the structure, construction, and mechanical systems are safe as well as working correctly. In addition, your professional home inspector will point out immediate and pending repairs with the associated estimate of cost.

Here is where real estate agents can help a lot. Take advantage of their expertise. They have been trained how to write an offer in good faith that protects you if it turns out the home needs repairs.

When you find a house you are serious about buying, request that your real estate agent… Don’t miss part 6, Kate

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