Just read an article about how to get the most from your home inspection and I would recommend something different to my clients. The article from Fox News, bear with me here, states that you should do the following things: Attend the Inspection, Check the Inspectors Credentials, Inspect the Home Yourself, Make a list of Costs, Negotiate Repairs.
I would recommend that the first thing to do is have a critical eye yourself when first looking at a home before putting a purchase offer in. Then find a qualified inspector by asking them their qualifications and call a few of them to find the one that will work the best for you. Your realtor will give you a list of inspectors potentially, be aware that these are the inspectors your realtor prefers, that should get you thinking about finding your own. Attending the inspection is very important and you will learn about your home and how to maintain it. Next is to figure out what it will cost to make the repairs and negotiate with the seller if necessary. That is the order I would have chosen.
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By Adrien Tanguay, President of ACT Home Inspections Inc., NYS Lic #16000059233