A home inspection is an important part of the home-buying process. It can help you identify potential problems before you commit to buying a home. However, if you don’t pay attention to details, you may end up making some common mistakes.
Here are a few common home inspection mistakes to avoid:
In Minnesota, home inspectors are NOT required to be licensed. Make sure the inspector you choose is licensed, knowledgeable and experienced.
Radon is a common issue in Minnesota homes and it’s a deadly gas we cannot see or smell. Radon testing is not included in a home inspection; however, most home inspectors can do them as an add on service for as little as $150.
A common home inspection mistake is not asking questions. It’s important to understand the inspector’s findings and any recommendations.
You should attend the inspection to get a better understanding of the home’s condition. Be sure to bring a camera and take pictures of any issues.
If you have any doubts about the inspector’s findings, consider getting a second opinion.
Don’t ignore potential problems. If there’s an issue, it’s best to address it before you commit to buying the home. Your Realtor will of course guide you through these decisions & negotiate on your behalf for the best possible outcome.
By being aware of these common home inspection mistakes, you can ensure a smoother home-buying experience.
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6 Common Home Inspection Mistakes