Getting a house inspection is the third segment of our House Buying Tips series:
When buying a house, don’t be too hasty to sign the papers–even if it seems like the perfect house. Many people get so focused on planning their lives in a potential new home that they may not look at other factors that could reveal some undesirable qualities in a new house. Do your homework first! Knowing how to bid, issues to walk away from, issues to utilize as a bargaining tool, or know if the timing is a factor will make you a well-informed buyer. We have gathered some of the best home-buying tips we’ve seen so you can get the most out of your money! Don’t assume things are as they appear because you don’t know what’s going on under the paint. Getting a house inspection by a professional is our house buying tip #3.
Buying Secret #3: Give Your House a Physical
Would you buy a car without checking under the hood? Of course you wouldn’t. Hire a home inspector. It’ll cost about $200 but could end up saving you thousands. A home inspector’s sole responsibility is to provide you with information so that you can make a decision as to whether or not to buy. It’s really the only way to get an unbiased third-party opinion. If the inspector does find any issues with the home, you can use it as a bargaining tool for lowering the price of the home. It’s better to spend the money up front on an inspector than to find out later you have to spend a fortune.
At Stonebridge we help you get started by reviewing the necessary financials a lender will ask for. We will go over them with you to assess buying options. Our goal is to find you your perfect home or office while steering you away from overextending your finances. Click to learn about our Real Estate Loan Integrity.
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