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Posted by Julie Etter on 3/17/2019

Getting a professional inspection is one of the most important parts of closing on a home. An inspection can save you endless time and money if it catches repairs that need to be made, and it can draw your attention to any problems that could be dangerous to you and your family.

Many buyers, especially those who are buying a home for the first time, aren’t sure what to expect during a home inspection. They might have questions that they’re afraid to ask the inspector, or they might feel like they should be asking questions but don’t know the right ones to ask.

In this article, we’ll give you the rundown on the home inspection process. We’ll explain how to get started, what to expect on inspection day, and what to do with your findings.

Contingency clauses

Before closing on a home, it’s important to make sure your offer involves a contingency clause, otherwise known as a “due diligence contingency.” This section of your contract gives you the right to perform a home inspection within a given number of days.

Sellers may inform you that they have recently had the home inspected and even offer to show you the results of the inspection. However, it is best practice to have your own inspection performed with a trusted professional.

After your offer is accepted, you should begin calling and getting quotes from inspectors immediately.

Before the inspection

Once you’ve considered your options of inspectors and chosen an inspector, it’s time to schedule your inspection. Both you and your real estate agent should attend the inspection.

You’ll both have the opportunity to ask questions. However, it’s a good idea to write down your minor questions and ask them before or after the inspection so that the professional you’ve hired is able to focus on their work to do the best possible job inspecting your future home.

During the inspection

The inspection itself is pretty straightforward. Your inspector will examine the exterior and interior of your home, including several vital components and then will provide you with a report of their findings.

They will inform you of repairs that need to be made now, parts of the home that should be monitored for future repairs, and anything that poses a safety concern to you and your family.

The parts of your home the inspector will review include:

  • Roof

  • Exterior Walls

  • Foundation

  • Garage

  • Land grading

  • Plumbing

  • Electrical

  • Heating, ventilation, air conditioning

  • Appliances

There are some things your inspection won’t include. For example, mold, termite damage, and other issues that aren’t easily observable without causing damage might be missed by your inspector and will require a specialist.

After the inspection

Once the inspection is complete, you will have the chance to ask any remaining questions. You can review the findings of your inspection report and make decisions about how you want to handle any repairs that need to be made.

You may choose to ask the seller to make the repairs noted in your inspection report. If they refuse, you can withdraw from your contract at any time.


Ultimately, the choice will be yours what to do with the findings from the inspection. But having one can save you immeasurable money on impending repairs that you may not have been aware of.




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Posted by Julie Etter on 3/14/2019

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82 S WASHINGTON ST, Norton, MA 02766

Single-Family

$374,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Bright and spacious interior meets ample property to create the ultimate in an economical purchase! From the large family room to the skylight/sun drenched eat in kitchen, entertaining and day to day family convenience has never been so easy! With three spacious bedrooms centered by an over sized bathroom, privacy is appreciated, while ease of floor plan creates the perfect accommodations! With a lower level, walk out retreat, logically connecting to the 2 car garage, the large yard and surrounding natural setting can be appreciated from many angles, including your front porch, or side porch all perched to maximize your outdoor enjoyment! Large indoor and outdoor entertaining areas should create excitement for the upcoming summer barbecues! Tremendous location benefits from proximity to major routes and local amenities ensure that time is not only saved on commuting, but on recent cosmetic upgrades. You will quickly feel encouraged to call this place, HOME!
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Posted by Julie Etter on 3/14/2019


82 S WASHINGTON ST, Norton, MA 02766

Single-Family

$374,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Bright and spacious interior meets ample property to create the ultimate in an economical purchase! From the large family room to the skylight/sun drenched eat in kitchen, entertaining and day to day family convenience has never been so easy! With three spacious bedrooms centered by an over sized bathroom, privacy is appreciated, while ease of floor plan creates the perfect accommodations! With a lower level, walk out retreat, logically connecting to the 2 car garage, the large yard and surrounding natural setting can be appreciated from many angles, including your front porch, or side porch all perched to maximize your outdoor enjoyment! Large indoor and outdoor entertaining areas should create excitement for the upcoming summer barbecues! Tremendous location benefits from proximity to major routes and local amenities ensure that time is not only saved on commuting, but on recent cosmetic upgrades. You will quickly feel encouraged to call this place, HOME!
Open House
Saturday
March 16 at 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
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Location: 82 S WASHINGTON ST, Norton, MA 02766    Get Directions

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Posted by Julie Etter on 3/13/2019


82 S WASHINGTON ST, Norton, MA 02766

Single-Family

$374,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
Bright and spacious interior meets ample property to create the ultimate in an economical purchase! From the large family room to the skylight/sun drenched eat in kitchen, entertaining and day to day family convenience has never been so easy! With three spacious bedrooms centered by an over sized bathroom, privacy is appreciated, while ease of floor plan creates the perfect accommodations! With a lower level, walk out retreat, logically connecting to the 2 car garage, the large yard and surrounding natural setting can be appreciated from many angles, including your front porch, or side porch all perched to maximize your outdoor enjoyment! Large indoor and outdoor entertaining areas should create excitement for the upcoming summer barbecues! Tremendous location benefits from proximity to major routes and local amenities ensure that time is not only saved on commuting, but on recent cosmetic upgrades. You will quickly feel encouraged to call this place, HOME!
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