Crown Gaithersburg MD | Home Inspections: What to Expect

 

As Gaithersburg has developed over the years, many neighborhoods are now blended with one and another without any distinction or personalities. 

Not in CROW, the newest and most vibrant community in Gaithersburg MD   

Located next to Rio, this new and unique neighborhood is separate in four groups   

 

* Downtown Crown   

* Crown West   

* Crown Central    

* Crown East   

 

If you are looking for city-living style with a flair of urban village, The Crown community has everything to offer and more.    

There is even a direct Metro Shuttle between the community and Shady Grove Metro Station to connect you directly with Washington DC and its surroundings.   

Today, I would like to talk about Home Inspections: What to Expect

 

So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Oftentimes, agents make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection.

This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you paid for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or even, in some cases, walk away. Your agent can advise you on the best course of action once the report is filed.

 

How to Choose an Inspector

Your agent will most likely have a short list of inspectors that they have worked with in the past that they can recommend to you. HGTV recommends that you consider the following 5 areas when choosing the right home inspector for you:

 

 1.- Qualifications – find out what's included in your inspection and if the age or location of your home may warrant specific        certifications or specialties.

 2.- Sample Reports – ask for a sample inspection report so you can review how thoroughly they will be inspecting your dream home.        The more detailed the report, the better in most cases.

 3.- References – do your homework – ask for phone numbers and names of past clients who you can call to ask about their        experiences.

 4.- Memberships – Not all inspectors belong to a national or state association of home inspectors, and membership in one of these       groups should not be the only way to evaluate your choice. Membership in one of these organizations often means that continued       training and education are provided.

 5.- Errors & Omission Insurance – Find out what the liability of the inspector or inspection company is once the inspection is over. The       inspector is only human after all, and it is possible that they might miss something they should have seen.

 

Ask your inspector if it's okay for you to tag along during the inspection, that way they can point out anything that should be addressed or fixed.

Don't be surprised to see your inspector climbing on the roof or crawling around in the attic and on the floors. The job of the inspector is to protect your investment and find any issues with the home, including but not limited to: the roof, plumbing, electrical components, appliances, heating & air conditioning systems, ventilation, windows, the fireplace and chimney, the foundation, and so much more!

 

Bottom Line

They say ‘ignorance is bliss,’ but not when investing your hard-earned money into a home of your own. Work with a professional who you can trust to give you the most information possible about your new home so that you can make the most educated decision about your purchase.

 

Source.. KCM Fernando Herboso Blog

 

If you have any questions about the Crown Plaza, Gaithersburg MD, the schools, amenities or the surrounding community, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 301-246-0001 We will be happy to help you. We specialize in Gaithersburg MD and our agents also live here.  

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