Home Inspectors

Spending a couple hundred dollars on an inspection now may save you thousands of dollars in the future.

When you make a written offer on a home, you should insist that the contract state that the offer is contingent on a home inspection conducted by a qualified inspector. You will have to pay for the inspection yourself, but it could keep you from buying a house that will cost you far more in repairs down the road. If you are satisfied with the results of the inspection, then your offer can proceed.

FHA doesn't guarantee the value or condition of your home potential new home, and FHA doesn't perform home inspections.

So, are you wondering just exactly how you're going to find a qualified home inspector? Here's how, by looking through these sources you may be able to find exactly what you're looking for:

  • State regulatory authorities. Some states require licensing of home inspectors.
  • Professional organizations. Professional organizations may require home inspectors to pass tests and meet minimum qualifications before becoming a member.
  • Phone book yellow pages. Look under "Building Inspection Service" or "Home Inspection Service."
  • The Internet. Search for "Building Inspection Service" or "Home Inspection Service."
  • Your real estate agent. Most real estate professionals have a list of home inspectors they recommend.
  • For more information, visit the official FHA site

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