Importance of a Pocono Home Inspection
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.
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 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.
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
Home Inspection 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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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