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There are lots of horror stories about people buying a home that they think is perfect and then finding out that it is full of problems. This can be more than an inconvenience and can cost you thousands of dollars and significant raise your stress levels. Anyone working in the real estate industry, from agents and realtors to mortgage brokers, will tell you that one of the keys to completing a successful home purchase where you are happy with the end result is to get a home inspection done on the property before you close the sale. This is something that is always going to be worth the money that you spend on the service if you find the right home inspector.

There are many different companies out there that offer home inspections in Mobile or throughout the country. Some are just going to go through the home with a basic four point inspection that checks to make sure all of the major systems, from the plumbing to the electrical, are working properly and are not going to have any problems in the near future once you take possession of the home. Then there are those companies that are qualified to do a more detailed inspection. They are going to be able to tell you if there is any hidden mould in an older home or if there might be some issues with things like the roof and the foundation. The more detailed the inspection, the more peace of mind you're going to have when you choose to buy that home.

A home inspection takes a few hours to do and at the end the home inspector is going to present you with a full report of all of their findings. Some people are not able to accompany the inspector through the home during the inspection. But, if you can then you might find this useful. It will allow the inspector to go into more detail when pointing out potential problems and will let you ask questions along the way. If you cannot be present for the inspection, then you should make sure you go through the report thoroughly and ask any questions that you might have about the home. A home inspector is there as an expert to make sure you're making a smart choice when it comes to buying new or old real estate.

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