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Why home inspections should occur before buying a home

On Behalf of | Jun 15, 2021 | Real Estate Law

There are many changes that people in Michigan go through during their lives. These changes require changing many aspects of people’s lives, including where they are physically living. For some as they grow older and establish their careers or starting the family it means buying a home for the first time. This can be a very exciting time in people’s lives, but making sure that people buy the right home can be a stressful situation.

There are many aspects people need to consider when buying a new house. People will need to make sure that it is large enough, has enough bedrooms, is in a good neighborhood with good schools and also make sure that the house is in good repair and will not cost them a lot of money soon after they buy it. Most people are not trained in home repair and do not know what to look for to ensure the house is in good shape. In order to make sure they are making a smart purchase, having a home inspection completed is important.

What home inspectors check in homes

Purchase agreements should be contingent on the home inspection and if the inspection does not go well buyers should make sure they can terminate the purchase agreement. Home inspections will look at a number of different aspects of the home. They will look at the HVAC system, plumbing electrical, walls, roofs, ceilings, foundation, windows, basement and other parts of the home. The inspector will give their opinion of what may need to be fixed right away and also let homebuyers know when a problem may start.

Many people buy houses in Michigan and people may have their checklists of what the house needs to have in order for them to buy it. Home inspections should be added to this list. They can help ensure that people know exactly what they are buying and will know if there are repairs that will need to be made. It will give people the ability to walk away if the home needs too many repairs as well. Buying a home can be complicated and consulting with experienced attorneys could be beneficial.