What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is an opportunity for you to hire an expert to walk through the home and prepare a report that outlines the home’s major components, their current condition, what needs immediate attention, and what will require maintenance after you move in.
As a buyer, your home inspection report offers a deeper understanding of whether the home has been well-maintained or needs significant repairs.
If you’re not satisfied with the home’s current condition, you can request the seller address the repairs or give you credit toward the cost of repairs at closing. A report can also prioritize repairs and improvements after you buy the home and plan for upgrades.
Having your home inspection checklist as a buyer can help you get the most value of your inspection report.
Buying a home can be an overwhelming process. Read our step-by-step guide, “How to buy a house” that helps you understand what to expect from beginning to end.
A good REALTOR® can aide you make the right offer for the property you’re interested in buying. For free valuation, contact us at 401-396-2888. We’re always glad to help!