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7. Home Inspections

Buying a house is one of the biggest decisions anyone can make. Buying a house in another country is an ever bigger decision and so due diligence prior to closing/completion is strongly advised.  Ensuring the property you are in the process of buying has no material defects, through a thorough home inspection, is just one of the ways you can protect yourself.

An inspection should be conducted to look for the following issues:

  • pests, such as Termites
  • soil settlement, drainage or erosion issues
  • noise and odor issues
  • Presence of or conditions that could lead to mold
  • Foundation/structural integrity
  • Inspections of all heating, cooling, electrical, plumbing systems.

 

A Home Inspection contingency in the Contract to Purchase Real Estate, protects the Buyer in situations where the house is found to be unsatisfactory, after an inspection reveals a number of issues.  The contingency protects the Buyers deposit and and allows the Buyer the right to retract his/her offer, by providing a report from the Home Inspector detailing the issues.

Failure to inspect a property can leave you with no legal remedy against the Seller. While a house may look like a dream home, only a competent Home Inspector can make sure you're not signing up for a nightmare.

To find a thorough and reputable home inspector, start by asking your Realtor®/Real Estate Agent for a list of Home Inspectors they recommended or alternatively, visit The American Society of Home Inspectors or the The National Association of Home Inspectors, for a list of accredited Home Inspectors. 

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Shelley Freeman
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407-468-9538
SFreeman@EvistaREsources.com
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