Common Mistakes People Make When Buying A Home

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Buying a home is a highly emotional process, especially if it is your first ever. If you allow those emotions to get the better of you, you may succumb to several common home buyer mistakes. Since owning a home has far-reaching implications, it’s essential to keep your emotions in check and make the most logical and practical decisions possible.

In all obviousness, your aim should be to end up with a home you will love until you own it. However, unfortunately, many people make common mistakes that prevent them from achieving that dream. To ensure you make the wisest decision for yourself, A-Shored Home Inspections LLC has got you covered! Read on to learn about the most common mistakes people make when buying a home. 

1. Waving a home inspection
When you wave a home inspection, you assume the risk of buying a structurally unsound property, in desperate need of costly repairs, potentially unsafe, and potentially a health hazard for your family. Sellers requiring buyers to wave an inspection is a crucial indicator of severe problems with a home.

2. Believing that agreeing to a home purchase with an ‘as is’ clause binds the buyer to a sale
Sellers are required to disclose all known structural and environmental problems with a property. Forgoing a home inspection because of an ‘as is’ clause is not wise. Always get an inspection to steer clear of potential problems and unpleasant surprises that your new acquisition might throw up.

3. Selling a home without a pre-sale inspection
A pre-sale inspection will avoid costly concessions at the bargaining table. Before listing, a thorough home inspection gives the seller the awareness to disclose items that will not be negotiable in the sale. Transparency at the negotiation table augurs well both for the buyer and the seller.

4. Buying a home without a home inspection, realtor, or attorney
Homebuyers need to be aware of and have licensed professional protection when buying a home. Buying without this representation is like walking a tightrope without a net. When a homebuyer closes on a new home, they assume all responsibility and liability for that property. Abandoned oil tanks, Radon, wood-destroying insect damage, mold and other concealed damage could be very costly after final purchase.

To avoid these and other mistakes people make when buying a home, reach out to A-Shored Home Inspections LLC - Home Inspection Company in Barnegat, NJ. We provide thorough home inspections and high-quality, comprehensive reporting with an extremely fast turnaround.

A-Shored Home Inspections LLC is a licensed and insured veteran-owned home inspection company serving the South and Central New Jersey area. Our life experiences and training have honed keen eyes and a sharp and disciplined edge for details. We deliver a clear and concise report within 48 hours, specific to the property inspected, with a recommendation for correction. We are generally available to do inspections within a day or two of the completion of the attorney review.

We serve clients across Barnegat, Beach Haven, Long Beach, Toms River, Brick Township, Cherry Hill, Trenton, Ocean City, Ocean County, Monmouth County, Burlington County, Atlantic County, Gloucester County, Camden County, Mercer County, Cape May County, South Jersey, and the surrounding areas.

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