Home Inspection = Buyer Protection
By ANH MIDDLEMAN, Military Personnel PCSing To and From Oklahoma
(RONCK REALTY, INC.)
No home is perfect, especially if it’s “lived in.” Your new home may need some sort of repair or improvement. That’s why a pre-purchase inspection is the best way to make sure you’re making a sound investment. The few hundred dollars you spend on the inspection will be well worth the peace of mind you’ll get in return. Typically paid for by the buyer prior to moving in, a home inspection is a complete evaluation of the condition of the home and its perimeter—from plumbing and electrical systems to windows, doors and appliances—that provides you with an official report of the findings. It’s the home inspector’s job to educate you about the condition of the home and its major components. Just like with an appraisal, you can elect to include a contingency clause that allows you to back...