When buying a home in Pensacola, FL you will most likely be told by your realtor agent to get a home inspection. After the inspection, you'll get the report with issues or problems found by the inspector. Some of these problems could cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars but, this is the home you really want, no matter what. There's only one thing left to do. Negotiate! Some sales may have a repair cost allowance and some home may be an "AS-IS" sale because the seller doesn't have the extra money to do the repairs. In this case you could negotiate the sale price to help cover the cost of repairs. Some sellers are willing to do this because the house may have been on the market for a long period of time or they need to rush the sale because of unforeseen circumstances.
Here are several ways you can negotiate repairs:
Preparing for a home inspection for a home you bought in Navarre, FL or surrounding community is essential. Home inspections are limited and non-evasive which means our SOP (standard of practice) requires us to NOT to move anything. It's a liability in the inspection industry. So, I've compiled a few tips for you to prepare for a home inspection before the inspector arrives.
Choosing a Home Inspector
Choosing the right home inspector in Gulf Breeze, FL and surrounding areas can be difficult. There seems to be so many out there but finding the right one can mean the difference between finding issues associated with the home you're trying to purchase. Many inspection companies describe themselves in similar ways which makes it hard for people to pick which one they want to hire. Some inspectors are thought to be in "cahoots" with the realtor agent because the realtor referred them to the client and then the client finds issues that could've easily been seen by the inspector after moving in.
J. Gregory Home Inspections is unbiased and honest. We do not work for realtor agents. We work for our clients. This is what sets us out from the others. Buying a home is one of the most important investments in life and our clients deserve to know what's wrong with the home they're buying.
We like for our clients to be present for the inspection (unlike most inspectors) so they can ask questions or the inspector can explain to the client what he has found. Many issues found during an inspection can be hard for the client to figure out the severity of the problem and this is what we're for.
While performing home inspections and 4 Point Inspections in and around Pensacola, FL the biggest problem I find with home inspection issues are, the total lack of past home maintenance. This is a problem, a BIG problem especially if you plan on the resale of your home in the future. I think the reason for the lack of home maintenance is simply because the homeowner doesn't realize how important it really is. People believe a home will maintain it's itself but in reality it will not. Iv'e made a list of items found within a home that should be prioritized annually. Here they are:
Always have a licensed contractor preform any maintenance on your home. Never do this on your own to prevent injuring yourself of others.