The First Time Homeowner’s Guide to Home Inspections

When you are buying your first home, the whole process can seem really daunting. Here are some great tips on how to handle the Home Inspection part of the process!

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first time homeowners guide to home inspections

We’re right in the thick of it when it comes to home buying – we have an accepted offer on a house, and we just had our very first home inspection!

Here are the things us first-time homeowners learned about home inspections:

  1. Find the right inspector: We would have preferred to go with our Realtor’s suggested inspector, but he was busy due to weather issues. Instead, we went with an inspector who’d just done our friend’s 1930’s house. A good recommendation is key, and you should also ensure they’re certified or licensed. Our inspector also sent us waivers and information prior to the inspection, so we had time to read over everything. Nice!
  2. Go to the inspection. Seriously, no excuses!: We insisted on going to our home inspection, even though our Realtor let us know it wasn’t necessary. But it IS necessary for first time homeowners! This is where you…

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