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The Inspection

The Home InspectionIn general, buyers are entitled to conduct a series of inspections on the property that they are about to purchase.  After your offer has been accepted, Brian Howell as your HomeSmart agent will assist you in hiring a professional home inspector to conduct an inspection of the property.  At HomeSmart, we recommend that you choose a home inspector that is certified by a trade association and offers Liability and Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance.

Some of the items typically investigated during an inspection: appliances, plumbing, A/C, heating, electrical, structure, foundation, roof, and attic. If any of the following are areas of concern, you can ask your inspector to address concerns regarding indoor air quality, expansive soil conditions, previous fire or flood, pests and mold. If you are obtaining a loan, your Lender may require specific inspections, such as an inspection to certify that the home is free of wood-destroying organisms.

It is around this time that you can expect to be provided with a Seller's Property Disclosure Statement (SPDS) from the Seller, which contains all information material to the sale of the property. Brian will ask you to read through it carefully and ask any questions your might have during your inspection period.

Additional inspections that you may want to consider: a survey to determine where property lines are located; and a claims report, which gives Buyers the past insurance claim history on the property (a factor which can affect the cost of you homeowner’s insurance).

In addition to formal inspections, Buyers should consider other methods of obtaining information about the property. For example, talk to the neighbors and drive around the neighborhood during different times of day. In touring the neighborhood, consider things such as proximity to freeways, airports, and schools.

Brian can also provide you with resources for obtaining information on crime statistics, city planning and zoning, school information, and environmental concerns which may affect your decision to purchase.

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Brian Howell
Brian Howell

HomeSmart Fine Homes and Land
140 N. Montezuma Street
Suite 201
Prescott, AZ 86301
Cell: (928) 308-5086

Why Choose HomeSmart?

Why Choose HomeSmart?

Timely Tip

To start the year, housing experts all agreed on one thing: 2017 was going to be the year we would see mortgage interest rates begin to rise. After years of historically low rates, and an improving economy, the question wasn’t if they would increase but instead how much they would increase. Some thought we could see rates hit 5-5.5% by the end of the year.  However, the exact opposite has happened. Instead of higher rates as we head into the middle of 2017, we now have the lowest rates of the year (as reported by Freddie Mac).