4 ways to turbocharge your home inspection

Avoiding a money pit is just one reason to hire a home inspector. Savvy home buyers know you can get more value from a home inspection than just a building inspection.

Choose the right home inspector
Don't just take the recommendation for an inspector from your realtor. Also, ask lenders, appraisers and lawyers. Always double check credentials with the Better Business Bureau.
Prepare for the inspection
Buyers should write down any observations they have about the house and give that to the inspector to review.
Accompany the home inspector
Buyers should accompany the inspector and make notes and ask the inspector any questions they may need to know to maintain the home.
Be careful about vacant homes
Vacant homes are susceptible to neglect and are harder to inspect due to utility connection issues.

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