Do I need a home inspection?
Yes. Buying a home "as is" is a risky proposition.
Major repairs on homes can amount to thousands of dollars. Plumbing, electrical
and roof problems represent significant and complex systems that are expensive
How do I find a home inspector?
Luke Bond is one source. Luke can give you several names of licensed home inspectors once you decide on your new home.
Make sure they are members of The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). This organization has developed formal inspection guidelines and a professional code of ethics for its members. Membership to ASHI is not automatic; proven field experience and technical knowledge of structures and their various systems and appliances are a prerequisite. Rates for home inspections vary greatly. Many inspectors charge about $400, but costs go up with the scope of the inspection.
What's a home inspection?
A home inspection is when a paid professional inspector -- often a contractor or an engineer -- inspects the home, searching for defects or other problems that might plague the owner later on. They usually represent the buyer and or paid by the buyer. The inspection usually takes place after a purchase contract between buyer and seller has been signed.
Contact Luke Bond now to discuss buying your home.