You can imagine my surprise when I walked into the kitchen to find the home inspector writing a check when normally it’s the opposite!
Seems the First Time Home Buyer, Ashley had brought a cashier check made out to the home inspector. The home inspector thought the home would have a raised foundation since it was built in 1952 and gave an incorrect cost to the home buyer. This Sacramento home was built on a slab foundation. So, a credit was needed for the home buyer.
I couldn’t resist taking this photo since I’d never seen the home inspector write a check to a home buyer before! Caught me by surprise and we all got quite a chuckle.
Which brings up a good point here… When home buyers are wondering how much it costs for a home inspection, the cost varies upon square footage of the home as well as whether or not the home has a raised or slab foundation. Raised foundations costs more as well as bigger homes.
Typically a home inspection takes a couple of hours. I always recommend a home inspection to a home buyer and ask they attend the inspection. I too, am present for the home inspection, since I represent the home buyer and feel as though that is my duty as their REALTOR®. I ask the selling agent when I am the listing agent to be present at their home buyers home inspection as well. You would be surprised how many don’t attend.
Ashley, who is the First Time home buyer pictured here with the home inspector, will be getting her new home very soon. Are you a 1st time home buyer? Be sure to check out Home Buying Steps for Home Buyers. Ashley has been a renter and now will own her own home. Do you rent right now? Be sure to read, Real Estate Scoop for Renters.
So, if you are looking to buy or sell a home, give me a call…your local REALTOR® in Sacramento area. I’d love to put my years of real estate experience to work for you.
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