I'll never forget the only client of my career that refused to get an inspection. For the life of me I couldn't understand it. And can you believe, it wasn't long before she was calling to tell me that the A/C unit had stopped working. The unbelievable part was she said she no longer wanted the house, and to call the previous seller to let them know. Unfortunately, there was absolutely nothing she could do about the issues of her home at that point but fix them herself.
The moral of the story is before you make one of the largest investments of your entire life, take a few hundred dollars and check to make sure this is truly the house you want to buy. Home inspection prices vary by the square footage of the home, but for the average house, usually range somewhere between $225-$400. Because once you sign your name on the dotted line, its yours for keeps. There's no turning back, and any repairs needing to be made, will now be made by you, the new homeowner.
I understand, buying a home, can potentially become expensive with down-payments, closing costs, appraisals, etc. But be very clear about what you are purchasing and everything there is to know about it, including its defects. Don't skip the inspection. It is arguably the single most important deciding factor when buying a home.
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Hi. I'm Tamara Manuel. I am a wife, a mom, and a realtor. I am like many of you, in that I juggle and wear multiple hats at any given time. I am easily inspired by others and have been told that I inspire a few myself. This blog was created to help inspire you to purchase a home, or if nothing else, equip you with plenty of knowledge so that if you ever decide to, you will be an informed buyer or seller. I just have four requests of you...