PROTECT THE LARGEST INVESTMENT OF YOUR LIFE- DON'T SKIP THE HOME INSPECTION
YOU'VE FOUND THE HOUSE of your dreams, the seller has accepted your offer and you can't wait to move into your new digs. But before measuring for curtains or purchasing furniture, there's another important step in the homebuying process you shouldn't skip: the home inspection.
Sure, you had your Uncle Joe tour the house with you, and he thought everything looked good. But what about the plumbing, electrical wiring and potential termite damage? Is there mold or moisture lurking inside the walls? It's time to call in a professional.
Real estate experts advise getting a home inspection before you close on a property. "This is the single largest investment a buyer is likely to make in their lifetime, and the home inspection is like getting a physical checkup on the house," says Cara Ameer, broker associate at Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty Inc. in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. "As a buyer is walking through the home, all you can see is what's visible to you. A home inspector shows what is visible and invisible to the untrained eye."
"Unlike a car, there is no 'check engine' light," adds Frank Lesh, executive director of the American