Always consult a home inspector before buying a home. Your real estate agent will be able to recommend several inspectors. If your agent does not have any inspectors to recommend, take a peek at Angie’s List. You could ask a neighbor, or go to an open house and ask that Realtor.

Once you have determined which inspector is for you, be sure your contract of sale is contingent upon the results of the inspection. That way, if something drastic is unveiled at the inspection, you will be able to back out of the contract.

Plan to attend the inspection. An inspection can last anywhere from 2- 4 hours, depending on the size of the home, the amount of questions asked and of course, the condition of the home. If it is boring and everything is in tip top shape, at least measure the windows for curtains while you are there.

The results of the inspection will allow you to forecast future repairs and plan your budget accordingly. The inspector will not tell you whether or not to purchase the home, but their results should help you make an educated decision about the home and your repair budget. You will receive a report once the inspection is complete.

Grafton, MA:

This Single-Family in Grafton, MA recently sold for $410,000.
This is a Garrison style home and features 8 total rooms, 2 full baths, 4 bedrooms, 0.92 acres, and was sold by
Tara Padula Cassery – ERA Key Realty Services – Westborough

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