1. Get a home inspection.
Whether you are buying a brand new home, a charming
100 year old Victorian, or a townhouse, the condition of
the home should factor into the buying equation.
2. Verify the credentials of the home inspector you select.
Credentials in the home inspection industry vary as
much as prices do. Bargain-price inspectors are often
the least credentialed. Make sure the home inspector
you select has been professionally trained and tested,
has access to experienced technical support, and
completes continuing education on a regular basis.
3. Go along on the inspection.
No matter who you choose for your home inspection,
be sure to attend the inspection in person! And feel
free to ask questions, no matter how “naive” you think
they sound . In just one tour of a home with a qualified
professional, you will learn a lot about the property –
and feel much more confident about your decision.