A Final Home Inspection Walk Through is a Must!
Posted on June 28, 2013
A final home inspection walk through is the last step to purchasing your new home before going to the closing table.¬† The purpose of this walk through is to ensure that the property is in the same condition as when you agreed to purchase it.¬† Pointe South wants all of our buyers to be completely satisfied with their new home so we recommend making this a priority and setting the time aside, even in the rush and excitement of moving.
Prior to the final walk through a professional inspection should have been completed.¬† Once an inspection is complete, a report will be provided to the buyers with the inspectors recommendations.¬† At this time, all questions and request for repairs should be deliberated and resolved in a suitable time frame. There is no need to postpone repairs as they can interfere with the closing date.¬†¬† A list of requested repairs should be brought to the final home inspection walk through to ensure the repairs were done.¬† This will allow the buyers to preview the home in move in condition.¬† ¬†Addressing all questions in advance will make closing day stress-free and anticipated by everyone. ¬†
There are times that last minute concerns or devastating problems will arise.¬†¬† These circumstances are rare but are why a final home inspection is recommended whether the home is still full of stuff or has been vacant. Other than a devastating problem, last minute concerns will be immediately handled and closing will continue as scheduled.¬† If the home has been vacant, a very thorough walk through is needed to double check that all utilities and appliances work.¬† Natural elements, dormancy, and weather can cause deterioration in even the best built homes.¬† If the home has been occupied, it is equally important to conduct the walk through even though most buyers assume that all is working properly.¬† The ideal time for the final walk through is 24 hours before closing but in the event that the sellers are moving out last minute, a final walk through should be done just before closing.¬†
Your new property will either be the home you live in for years to come or an investment that you will want to hold value for years to come.¬† Pointe South is here to represent your best interest and as your gulf coast realtor, a final home inspection walk through is a must!
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