If you’re planning on selling your home, or purchasing a new one, the first thing you need to do is hire a home inspector to perform a home inspection. Sellers should get a home inspection to be prepared. Look here for articles, videos and blog posts with more information about what you should expect out of a home inspection.
How do you protect yourself when selling a house? This home seller thinks a buyer might be taking advantage of them after a home inspection. Q: I would appreciate your advice on how a seller can protect themselves from being taken advantage of by a buyer. When I put my house up for sale, a [...]
Is an inspection required when a home is gifted to you by a relative? This reader wants to know if she should get an inspection on the home that was gifted to her by a relative. Here’s what I suggest. Q: If a home is gifted to an adult child, does it need to be [...]
When you buy a home you and a home inspector should do a final walkthrough before closing. While you may have had another home inspection along the way, the preclosing home inspection is important because by that point the sellers should have moved out of the home. You'll look for different things depending on whether you're buying new construction or an existing home.