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Poconos Mountains Home Inspections Information

The Importance of a Pocono Home Inspection

Many homebuyers have found the perfect house, signed the dotted line and think they've watched enough home improvement shows to know if they're getting a good deal. And then some make the mistake of skipping a Pocono home inspection in order to save a little cash.

Even if a home has already stolen your heart and you're ready to buy the house, you need to bite the bullet and hire a home inspector to let you know what repairs and financial repercussions await you.

Why you Should Hire an Inspector

You might know a thing or two about renovating and repairs. However, most people are not experts on the inner workings. That why it's important to hire a professional to search for potential furnace issues, electrical wiring mishaps, plumbing weaknesses or roofing deterioration.

While a home might look like it's in perfect condition on the surface, there could be major issues hiding beneath its façade. That's why it's imperative to your pocketbook that you hire an inspector to scrutinize the bones of your home. You'll want to be able to budget for immediate and future repairs.

When to Schedule the Inspection

Once you have signed a purchase agreement for a home, you'll want to schedule a Pocono home inspection before the termination period has ended. Even though you've signed your heart away, an inspector could just find something that you just cannot live with or afford to fix.

While you should schedule an inspection after you've signed a contract, it's important to have an inspector or two picked out beforehand. Ask friends and family for referrals and then contact the inspectors for pricing and a list of what they will and will not cover at the inspection. It's smart to have two inspectors on speed dial in case one is unavailable.

Even if you do know a lot about the structure, plumbing and wiring of houses, don't let your ego get the better of you. It's important to shell out the additional money to hire an inspector and cover your assets. You'd hate to end up with a home that needs thousand-dollar renovations every year and not know it.

For more information on hiring a professional for your Pocono home inspection or for a referral, please call me at 570-517-2428 or email me at USARealty@USARealty.net


Poconos Home Inspection Questions

Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector Before Buying Your Poconos Home

When you buy a Poconos home, you need to know exactly what you're buying. Imagine how frustrated you'd be to find out that the hot water heater wasn't working—in the middle of a shower! This is why you should have a home inspection before you buy your home. A home inspection is an important part of buying your home. Before you hire a home inspector, ask candidates a few questions to make sure you hire a trustworthy inspector.

•  What does your inspection cover? Not all inspections are the same. Ask for copies of previous home inspections so you can see exactly what they will check inside the Poconos home. If you are concerned about something specific, like a leaky faucet in the bathroom, mention that to the inspector so they can check it out.

•  Are you licensed or certified? If you live in a state that licenses home inspectors, ask to see their license. At the very least, choose a home inspector who belongs to American Society of Home Inspectors. This shows a level of professionalism and education that you can trust.

•  What kind of report will you give me? You should expect a written report detailing what the inspector found. Most inspectors will give you a typed report within a week of the inspection. Make sure the inspector will be available to explain anything on the report that doesn't make sense to you.

•  Will I be able to attend the inspection? If the inspector refuses to let you be present during the home inspection, find someone else. This is your chance to know exactly what you are buying and what potential repairs you or the seller will have to make.

As your real estate agent, I will guide you through the home buying process. Let me help you find your new Poconos home. Call me today at 570-517-2428 or email me at usarealty@usarealty.net

KEYWORD:Poconos Home Inspections

LINKS:

•  Home inspection - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_inspection

•  American Society of Home Inspectors. - http://www.ashi.org/

•  Easy household repairs. - http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/repair/5-home-repairs-you-should-do-yourself.htm

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