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: 

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In Minnesota, home inspectors are NOT required to be licensed. Make sure the inspector you choose is licensed, knowledgeable and experienced.

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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. 

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A common home inspection mistake is not asking questions. It’s important to understand the inspector’s findings and any recommendations.

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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.

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If you have any doubts about the inspector’s findings, consider getting a second opinion.

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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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