Buying a home is perhaps one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. Obviously, it makes complete sense to consult with a professional home inspector before closing on your new home. In Brevard County, there are literally hundreds of home inspectors that can provide you with general inspection reports, wind mitigation reports and Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO) reports that will help you determine a prospective home’s physical condition.
The window of opportunity to inspect a property before continuing with a contract to close depends on each unique contract. The standard Florida “As Is” Residential Contract For Sale And Purchase is set for 15 days unless amended and agreed upon by Buyer and Seller. Often a buyer has only one opportunity to have an inspection done. For this reason, it’s important to hire a Brevard County based home inspector who will inspect thoroughly every inch of a property and all of the systems for which you are paying!!
Upon receiving the final inspection report, it’s a good idea to discuss any issues or concerns with your Realtor. Your Realtor might be able to negotiate through the seller’s agent for specific repairs to be made, or even a lower sale price. With your 4-point inspection and wind mitigation reports in hand, you can begin shopping for insurance.