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MLS# T3248528

Enjoy a book and your favorite beverage from the comfort of your lanai. Build lifelong family memories in the fun and games space of the vibrant upstairs retreat. Refined details include a dramatic entryway, a convenient downstairs powder room,...
Visit this property in WESLEY CHAPEL: 28795 ORANGE BERRY DR, WESLEY CHAPEL

MLS# U7813840

New construction. High ceilings, spa-like master bathrooms, and recessed wall features add lavish touches. Each unit comes complete with a washer and dryer, dishwasher, and wine cooler. Flexible pet policy for original buyers – ask for more...
Visit this property in CLEARWATER BEACH: 15 AVALON ST #4C/403, CLEARWATER BEACH

MLS# T3138512

Families with children, like to travel together with other families. Mom and Dad like to bring grandma and grandpa or nanny. Del Mar offers an owners lounge on the second floor for all residents to enjoy, relax and mingle. Virtual presentations...
Visit this property in MADEIRA BEACH: 15305 1ST ST E #204, MADEIRA BEACH

MLS# T2939312

Petersburg. Nothing was spared with this custom built direct waterfront pool home in the exclusive gated community of Bay Vista in Apollo Beach. Nothing was spared in building this home. Built with ICF construction(Insulated Concrete Forms) to...
Visit this property in APOLLO BEACH: 6434 BRIGHT BAY CT, APOLLO BEACH


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Home Inspection

Once a purchase agreement is executed between the buyer and the seller, it is a good idea to get a home inspection done. The buyer needs to hire a professional home inspector to search for all defects within the home and report on the overall condition of the home. Many times, a buyer will have enough knowledge to look over the home themselves to find any defects, but it is always best to have an inspection done by a professional anyway. Buyers are purchasing the home in the present condition of acceptance.

The purpose of an inspection is to make the buyer aware of the physical condition of the property. Inspections do not provide guarantees of the home’s condition, but they do provide information that is valuable to the buyer.

A good inspector should belong to a trade organization for home inspections. The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is one example. This organization has formal guidelines and a professional code of ethics that all inspectors must follow. The requirements for those to join the group will be technical knowledge of structures, appliances, and proven field experience.

The seller wants the inspection performed quickly so that the buyer can approve the condition of the home and move on with the purchase. A list of possible items for repair will show up on an inspector’s report. The buyer can then negotiate with the seller to have repairs done, if needed, depending on the contract. The buyer can still cancel the purchase agreement if repairs exceed the $ amount allocated for repairs on the contract, or if repairs are not made within the timetable set. In the event a repair may take longer than expected, an addendum to the contract, to finish the repair after closing, can be issued to satisfy both parties.

The buyer should look at the home one more time a few days before closing or in most cases, afew hours before signing the closing documents to see that the home is in the same condition that it was when they made the original offer. This is also the time that the buyer needs to notice is any agreed-upon repairs have been made.

 

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