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Home Inspections

February 22, 2017

A home inspection is critical, even if the bank doesn't require one for your new home purchase. As a buyer, a home inspection from a certified inspector will tell you about potential problems that you cannot see by simply looking around or having an appraisal done. An inspector will check the structure, foundation, the home’s exterior, look for animal and/or insect infestations, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and more.


The home inspector will then give you a detailed report of any issues with the home. This report will give you details about every improper improvement, code violation, or other problems found in the home. If any issues arise, this is the time to talk with your real estate agent about negotiating a price change or credit for repairs that need to be done. In some instances, the home owner will have the option to fix some of the problems, bringing the home up to par before you sign on the dotted line.


A certified home inspector can save you from purchasing a home with problems that you may not be able to see, but could very well cost thousands to repair. In those instances, you may have the right to cancel the home purchase, keeping serious issues from becoming yours. Protect your investment by knowing exactly what you are choosing to live in for years to come by having your home inspected by a professional.


Here at GSF Mortgage, we can help you in the process of buying a home with expert advice, helping you find the mortgage that is right for you. Contact us today!



Ron Meyer
GSF Mortgage Corporation
300 Patriot Dr.
Little Chute, WI 54140
(920) 788-9608
NMLS #222688 & 1018