Many people make home ownership a New Year’s resolution to invest in real estate. Say goodbye to renting, and start building equity as a homeowner. If you’re a first-time homeowner, this process can seem daunting. Let United Property Inspectors, Inc. ease your mind by ensuring your investment is sound.
First-Time Home Buyer 101
Purchasing a home is one of the largest investments you’ll make in a lifetime. Do your homework, and plan ahead to spend your money wisely.
1. Build Your Team
The road to homeownership starts with building your team of professionals to assist you throughout the process. Your team will consist of a bank or mortgage company, real estate agent, and home inspection company.
2. Know Your Limits
After running your credit score and evaluating your financial holdings, you’ll be pre-approved for a loan. With an acceptable price range in mind, begin evaluating your home preferences to determine must-have qualities in your ideal home.
3. Begin the Search
Your real estate agent will assist you in finding the perfect home for you. This is not one-size-fits-all, so be sure to shop around. Key selling points include good school districts, strong resale value, and value-added features including up-to-date kitchens and bathrooms.
4. Schedule a Home Inspection
You’ve found a great option, and your offer has been accepted. The home-buying process begins, and it’s time to get the property inspected. Contact the local home inspection experts serving the greater Sacramento area since 1998. Our InterNACHI certified inspectors evaluate the property’s structures, systems, and major components. We evaluate what can be seen and touched, checking the big-ticket items that affect the integrity and sale of the home. You’ll have a full inspection within 24 hours to confirm your purchasing decision.
5. Celebrate the Victory
You’ve seen the inspection report and feel confident moving forward. On the day of the closing, the home is finally yours! This home is the place in which you’ll build lasting memories for years to come. Celebrate this victory, and cheers to your future!
Feel confident making the largest purchase of your life with a thorough home inspection. Contact United Property Inspectors, Inc. at (916) 788-1111 to schedule your home, specialty, or commercial inspection today!
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