Here’s how buyers can avoid money pits and purchase safely.

Are you thinking of buying a home soon? If so, you need to make sure you aren’t walking into a money pit. Today I want to discuss how you can properly inspect a home and know what you’re getting yourself into. 

The truth is that a general inspection might not uncover every issue in a home. That’s why I always recommend these three different home inspections, depending on the type of property you’re buying:

  1. The general inspection
  2. A roof inspection 
  3. A sewer line inspection

In total, these inspections will cost you less than $1,000, but they could save you a ton of money. When you’re buying a property that’s $800,000 or more, that’s a drop in the bucket.

“The cost of these inspections is a drop in the bucket for peace of mind. ”

If the general home inspector calls something out, I recommend you check it out further. For example, if they find issues with the plumbing, you should probably hire a plumber and investigate. The bottom line is that there are dozens of potential inspections you might need. I recommend starting with the three I mentioned and going from there. 

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