Our real estate agents want to help you achieve true peace of mind. We're always there for you throughout the process of finding the right Atlanta homes for sale, making a bid, and getting to closing day.
Your real estate agent is your ally from start to finish but doesn't do it all alone. Depending on your situation, there may be other experts on your team. One of the most important ones virtually every buyer needs is a trusted home inspector.
Under Georgia and federal law, a seller must disclose certain property information to would-be buyers. But there may be some important details the seller simply doesn't know about. With the help of a home inspector, you can get the insights you need to make a confident decision.
A home inspector visually inspects every accessible area of the property. That will include all rooms, the attic, and the basement if present. Most inspectors also examine the roof, and they do try to make determinations about the sewer or septic system and the electrical wiring.
As the prospective buyer, it's usually up to you to pay 100% of the home inspection cost, anywhere from $200 to $800. Moreover, these costs often can't be added to your financing package. But it's vital to get an inspection done, as it can save you many times this amount in the long run.
The key purpose of the inspection is to uncover any issues that might result in major repair bills in the short term. If a problem is urgent enough, the buyer can request that the seller make it right. When no agreement can be reached, it's often best to move on to another home.
What's more, most conventional lenders require a recent home inspection on file.
Here's what to ask to choose a good home inspector:
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