1. It's okay for a homebuyer to accept a home sale contact without a home inspection
All home inspectors are required to be licensed.
Hire your own inspector instead of letting a real estate agent choose one for
up to the consumer to screen individuals or home inspection companies.
A clean record with the local Better Business Bureau, and several years of experience
are major points in an inspector's favor.
It's not necessary to call customer references, just check the phone book to make
sure it's a real person.
A box checked off with good, fair or poor tells you enough about the condition
of a particular item on the home inspection report.
Attending the home inspection and asking questions lets you see and hear about
the condition of the home firsthand.
9. It's NOT okay to use a home inspection company that also does construction
and repair work.
Carefully read the final home inspection report and ask questions of your home
inspector to make sure you understand it.
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