You have got your offer accepted and are on your way to the closing table. Next up is the ever important inspection.
Why get a home inspection you may ask? Well, every home whether new or not is bound to have an issue somewhere. Just like people, no home is perfect. But before you sign your name on the dotted line of that deed, you probably want to make sure that home isn’t a lemon. This is why you want to hire a licensed inspector who will review the home for any major issues.
While not all buyers attend their own inspection, it is usually wise to at least be there for the final 30 minutes. This allows the inspector to review their findings with you in person and answer any questions you have – something that isn’t always easily done after the fact. AND when you head out, don’t forget these 3 things.
What did he say about that switch again?
Undoubtedly, the inspector will be spitting facts and maintenance tips at you faster than the speed of light. I don’t know about you, but my brain just can’t keep up sometimes. Make sure you have a notebook (and pen) to take notes. For instance:
1. Future Maintenance Items
2. Potential Issues
3. Helpful Tips
Is your king bed going to fit in that room?
You probably weren’t too concerned about measurements when you first went to look at the house, but now you have some time to take those measurements for your future furniture and projects.
How many light fixtures were hanging over the counter?
After 5 years living in a house, you know it like the back of your hand, but with all the excitement, you probably weren’t able to take it all in. Now is your chance to get all the photos that the MLS didn’t provide!