Getting a Home Inspection is Critical
Step 7: Get an inspection
They’ve accepted your offer….congratulations! Now it’s time for the inspection. As stated before, your offer was contigent upon the inspection going well, so the inspection is very important.
Term to know:
Home inspection: a visual inspection of a home, made by a trained, qualified professional who has experience in evaluating all the component features in a house, and who is able to give a clear and accurate picture of the condition of these components.
The home inspection includes the inspector looking at:
The home inspection is designed to make sure everything is running as it should in order to save you from surprise costs down the road.
Following the inspection you will receive a report summarizing the condition of the house, as well as bringing any significant defects and their repair costs to your attention.
If there are any unanticipated repairs, you may work it out with the seller to negotiate who will be responsible for the repairs. Ideally, you reach an agreement, and move forward with closing the deal.
If you missed former steps of the first time home buyer process:
Phoenix first-time home buyer: Steps to take – Step 1
Phoenix first-time home buyer: Steps to take – Step 2
Phoenix first-time home buyer: Steps to take – Step 3
Phoenix first-time home buyer: Steps to take – Step 4
Phoenix first-time home buyer: Steps to take – Step 5
Also, you may have noticed words in italics in this post, and you’ll see them in future posts. These are real estate terms home-buyers should be aware of. These definitions and more information can be found in my FREE ebook, 8 SECRETS to make buying your first home EASY. There’s no catch. Just sign up and I’ll email it to you! This is a great resource and opportunity for first time home buyers to learn more about the home buying process.