3. Get a home inspection. Surprisingly, 25% of buyers still don’t undertake this one measure that can save them huge hassles and expenses down the road.
4. Investigate your real-estate agent. While the majority of agents are capable and honest, we’ve heard enough horror stories to make this one of our mantras. Bear in mind that real-estate exams aren’t necessarily taxing — and in a few states not even necessary. If your agent really seems clueless, chances are he or she is clueless — not a good thing when hundreds of thousands of dollars could be on the line.
That this many people neglect to get a home inspection is astounding. I kid my clients that “if they really want this house, they won’t get a home inspection;” I have been able to advise each and every one of my clients (so far) to get an inspection. $300-$400 is a small price to pay.
From the Realestatejournal.
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