It may be too hot to sweep out those rain gutters or clean that messy garage. But there’s plenty you can do in the cool of the indoors to keep your home in peak condition.Today’s
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When you buy a home, in West Hartford or any of our Connecticut towns you need to know exactly what you’re buying. Imagine how frustrated you’d be to find out that the hot water heater wasn’t working—in the middle of a shower! This is why you should have a home inspection before you buy your home. A home inspection is an important part of buying your home. Before you hire a home inspector, ask candidates a few questions to make sure you hire a trustworthy inspector.
What does your inspection cover? Not all inspections are the same. Ask for copies of previous home inspections so you can see exactly what they will check inside the home. If you are concerned about something specific, like a leaky faucet in the bathroom, mention that to the inspector so they can check it out.
Are you licensed or certified? In CT, home inspectors have to be licensed. It's ok to ask to see their license. At the very least, choose a home inspector who belongs to on of the home inspector associations such as the American Society of Home Inspectors. This shows a level of professionalism and education that you can trust.
What kind of report will you give me? You should expect a written report detailing what the inspector found. Most inspectors will give you a typed report within a day or two of the inspection. Make sure the inspector will be available to explain anything on the report that doesn’t make sense to you.
Will I be able to attend the inspection? If the inspector refuses to let you be present during the home inspection, find someone else. This is your chance to know exactly what you are buying and what potential repairsyou or the seller will have to make.
As your real estate agent, I will guide you through the home buying process. Let me help you find your new West Hartford home or any a home in any of the surrounding towns. Call me today at 860-578-2623 or email me at [email protected] Helpful home LINKS:
Home inspection - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_inspection
American Society of Home Inspectors. - http://www.ashi.org/
Easy household repairs. - http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/repair/5-home-repairs-you-should-do-yourself.htm
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