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Typically, a home inspector is contacted right after the purchase offer has been accepted and the contract has been signed. However, before you sign, be sure that there is an inspection clause in the contract that makes your purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.
It is important to schedule the home inspection directly following acceptance to ensure that you have sufficient time to have all necessary inspections completed (including any recommended further evaluations by specialists), receive all inspection reports, and to negotiate any requests for repairs or credits. Most purchase contracts have an inspection contingency period of 17 days from acceptance, but you should double-check your purchase contract or contact your real estate agent to verify this.
Dwight Leary is one of the most qualified inspectors in America, with 6000+ inspections under his belt and 17 years in residential construction. Dwight was selected to represent Alabama as a subject matter expert for the 2005 Item Writing Workshop of the National Home Inspector Examination. He uses the latest in Infrared Technology to provide the most thorough service. Once your realtor has found you the best home, make sure you get the best home inspector. The difference can mean thousands of dollars in your wallet!