Looking for your first home is an exciting, and often overwhelming, experience. There are so many options to consider and SO many questions you will have. You will probably (hopefully) get a lot of advice from those who have been through it before, which will make things easier. One very essential part of the home buying process is the home inspection, so here is some important information that a first time homebuyer really needs to know.
A Home Inspection is Extremely Important
There are a lot of expenses when it comes to buying a new home and you probably want to save wherever you can. But cutting corners on the home inspection is a very bad idea. A home inspection from a qualified inspector like Lakes Area Home Inspections is the only way to get an understanding of the true condition of the house. You will be provided with a detailed report that explains if there are any current or anticipated issues with the major and minor components and systems in the house, both inside and outside.
Inspection vs Appraisal
As a first time homebuyer, you may not be aware that the home inspection and the appraisal are completed by different providers and serve two different purposes. The inspection is the process of determining the true condition of a house. But the appraisal determines the appropriate value of the house, when compared to other, similar home sales. Both are important when making a final decision about buying a house.
Your Home Inspector Should Work Extra Hard for You
Being a first time homebuyer, you are bound to have extra questions. And that’s OK! Your home inspector should understand this. At Lakes Area Home Inspections we take special care of our first time home buyer clients. We will give you our undivided attention during the walkthrough, take extra time to answer all your questions, and we have a special booklet with valuable information that you can take with you.
A First Time Homebuyer Should Definitely Go With to the Inspection
This is your one chance to learn all about the house and to discover if there are any issues that could cost money to fix in the near future. As a first time homebuyer, you might not even know what to look for on your own, so it is important to go along on the inspection. We will show you where all of the important features and systems of the home are located and what condition they are in, as well as answer your questions that come up along the way.
Now that you understand why a home inspection is so important, make sure you work with the most qualified inspector to avoid any surprises. Lakes Area Home Inspections has provided thousands of first time home buyers with the accurate information they need to make the most informed decisions when buying a house. Call 262-818-0911 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced, ASHI certified inspectors before signing the final sales contract.
LAHI serves the entire area of Northern IL and Southern WI. If you are in Johnsburg, Libertyville, Schaumburg, St Charles or the surrounding areas, give us a call at (224) 334-8885 so we can get you on our schedule