Buying a home? Get all the inspections you can

It is fairly normal for people to have real estate disputes. There can be numerous reasons for them, from finding new damage to a home you just purchased and had repaired to learning that a seller did not disclose all of the known damage there was in a home.

As someone looking to buy a home, you need to do all you can to protect yourself. One easy tip to follow is to make sure you get a home inspection before you buy. This simple inspection can tell you much about a property and save you time and trouble if there is too much damage to make it worth the expense.

As a buyer, it is in your best interest to have every inspection you can on a home. If you have repairs done, you should have a secondary inspection to make sure they are done correctly and by a professional. Other inspections may be optional, but it's usually a good idea to have a pest inspection along with one for radon.

When a seller has repairs completed on a home, it is your right to find out who completed the repairs and if they were licensed to complete those repairs within your state. On the whole, sellers are honest, but there are times when people may try to make quick fixes that do not result in the types of repairs that are needed. The last thing any buyer wants is to live in a home that is not safe.

If you find out later that repairs that were made were done poorly, you may still be able to seek compensation to get them done correctly. Our site has more about what you can do if you have a real estate dispute.