Mark Slade - FirstTimeBuyer

operate whenever the temperature goes below 45 degrees is generally enough reason to have a home inspection. Engage specialists to check the air conditioning system, plumbing, and electricity. This could save you thousands of dollars by uncovering existing issues. Even new houses need to be checked duly and thoroughly. It does not matter that the house recently had all its municipal inspections done by the builder. #4. Have a Pest Inspection The best approach here is to hire a licensed pest inspection company.They will check your future property for contamination by flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, fleas, rats, mice, bedbugs, termites, beetles, critters, carpenter bees, ants, and a variety of other types of pests. They will also check mold growth and other possible environmental health threats caused by lead, fungus, and asbestos. There is no need to explain how much harm even a small number of termites can do. These issues will inevitably lead to major repair expenses and even health issues, so it’s best to have them identified as early as possible. The presence of any kind of contamination is reason enough to demand a renegotiation of terms, or to rethink the deal completely. #5. Fix What the Inspections Find If your inspections revealed any problems, you may want to ask for a price adjustment to cover the cost of repair or ask the seller to fix the problems before the sale proceeds. Some inspectors may advise you to look deeper into a particular issue. They may say you should ask for a second opinion, or evaluate it further with a specialist. It is highly recommended that you discuss estimates for any further inspections and repairs, and then fix the issues as soon as possible. #6. Ask for Title Search and Insurance Title insurance protects real estate owners and lenders against loss or damages that might result from preexisting liens, encumbrances, or defects in the title. Each title insurance policy is subject to specific terms, conditions and exclusions.


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