February 13, 2018 | Bob Myers
One of the best pieces of advice you can heed when it comes to buying a house is to order a home inspection. Regardless of whether you're a first-time homebuyer or an old pro, you might have on rose-colored glasses when it comes to buying a house – your future home.  Luckily, a certified home inspector has no  emotional attachment to your new place and can impartially and appropriately identify structural, electrical and plumbing problems.  Plus, this person can offer insight into the safety of the  house.
During your home search,  you'll probably notice the great front yard, charming breakfast nook and spacious bedrooms. What you won't notice, however, are the termites  in the basement, nests in the chimney or cracks in the foundation. That's why it's important to speak with your real estate agent, who will be able to recommend inspectors who can reliably and responsibly check the nooks and crannies, walls and roofs.

The inspection will cost you several hundred dollars, depending on  where you live, but it's a small price to pay to ensure your home is  worth the investment.  Usually conducted after an offer is accepted, the inspection also provides leverage for negotiating concessions with the  seller before the sale is finalized.  Based on the inspector's detailed  report, you're able to alert the seller to all issues you'd like fixed  or addressed before the sale is closed.

In other words, a home inspection allows you to know exactly what you're buying – and if it truly is the perfect place for you.

Give me a call to get your home search started today!

Please consider The Myers Team your resource for all things real estate.  We have over 30 years of real estate experience, specializing in the Montgomery County area.  If you are refinancing, want a recommendation, need a service provider or just have a home related question, please  give me a call at 301-910-9910 or email me at bobmyersteam@gmail.com.


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