Congratulations, you have an accepted contract! Now what? When purchasing a home it is imperative that you fully utilize your agreed upon inspection period. Whether 7. 10, or 14 days, use this time to complete all necessary inspections and to obtain quotes for all insurances, review survey , HOA documents and disclosures once more, etc. Typically, this is the period you want to dot your i's and cross your t's. Your licensed Realtor will most likely be able to share the names of two to three inspection companies. You are free to choose any state licensed inspector. The fees for inspectors typically range from $250-$500 depending on the scope of the inspection and size of the home. Most inspectors will provide you with a written report and photo report within 48 hours of the actual inspection. Being present, especially towards the end of the property inspection, allows you to ask questions and review concerns while the inspector is on the property. Keep in mind that if the inspector has concerns regarding the ac/heating systems, plumbing, electrical, roof, etc, they will note and suggest you seek a professional in that particular line of work. Again, your Realtor should be able to provide you with resources in these areas as well, but you are always free to choose any licensed service professional to move forward with additional inspections. It is important to move quickly on these additional inspections so decisions to move forward with the purchase of your home can be made as quickly as possible. Ideally, focusing on larger concerns is the best use of your time during this period and allows for the best opportunity to move forward towards the closing on your new home. Time is of the essence when it comes to inspection periods. Call for further guidance to prepare for selling your home and preparing for inspections or to buy your next home and work through inspections and getting the keys to your new home.
Author:Vail Manfre Phone: 504-452-0058 Dated: February 2nd 2016 Views: 807 About Vail: Vail is a native of Louisiana and has lived on both the South shore and North shore. She has enjoyed...
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Vail is a native of Louisiana and has lived on both the South shore and North shore. She has enjoyed waterfront living where she spent time boating, fishing, crabbing and swimming. With a diverse knowledge of the areas, she is passionate about the needs and goals of her clients and their interests. Vail specializes in guiding clients through their buying or selling process step-by-step. Also, as an investor, Vail worked with a business partner over a decade to renovate and establish homes for local families. After losing her home during Katrina and a business during the 2009 recession, Vail has focused on building a full-time business in residential and investment real estate, helping families buy and sell homes while also helping them avoid common mistakes. You’ll enjoy meeting and getting to know Vail, but more importantly you’ll appreciate her attention to details, professionalism and genuine desire to help you have the best buying or selling experience. Whether you want information regarding the housing market or options in Mandeville, Madisonville, Covington, Ponchatoula, Metairie , Hammond, Lafitte, Luling, Lacombe, Slidell, etc., you’ll be glad you called Vail Manfre. Text or Call 504-452-0058
Vail Manfre, Real Estate Consultant
Manfre & Ringen Home Team at RE/MAX Alliance
625 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite C, Mandeville, LA 70448
Each Office Independently Owned and Operated
Licensed by the LA Real Estate Commission