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Should I Get a Home Inspection On My New Home In Michigan?

July 30, 2013Kirk ChivasOne CommentBuying A Home

Learn the proper steps to finding a professional Home Inspector and get a proper home inspection on your new home in Michigan.

Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector Before Buying Your Home

Believe it or not, people asking if they should get a home inspection is a very common question we hear.  Yes, you should absolutely get a home inspection and it should be a contingency on your Purchase Agreement.

Please be sure to indicate to your Realtor that you want a home inspection completed.  When you buy a home, you need to know exactly what you’re buying or you will never feel comfortable closing on the home.

How much do inspections in Michigan cost?

Typically home inspections are based on the square footage, age and location of property. In Southeast Michigan, home inspections will typically cost between $250-500.

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How do I find a home inspector in Metro Detroit?

Your Loan Officer can suggest a few reputable companies in your area that can do a good job or you can head to the National Association of Home Inspectors website (WWW.nahi.org/).You will want to attend the inspection so you can see with your own eyes, any issues or problems that need to be satisfied, and discuss the items directly with the inspector.

Does the inspector need to be licensed in Michigan?

Make sure to see your inspector’s license if you live in a state that licenses home inspectors. The State of Michigan does not license or regulate home inspectors but most reputable, professional home inspectors will provide this information to you anyways right at the start of your home inspection.

Even though Michigan does not regular this industry, you should choose a home inspector who belongs to American Society of Home Inspectors or the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors to be safe.

What does the inspection report look like?

You will receive a written report (including pictures) detailing what the inspector found. Typically, the inspectors will provide this report in 3-5 days.  Many inspectors have websites which include sample inspection reports for prospective clients to view.  The inspection contract is usually included on the website, and it should give you a good idea of what will be included in the report.

For more information about home inspections and the entire process of getting financed to buy a home in Michigan, check out our Purchase Guide.

1 comment to “Should I Get a Home Inspection On My New Home In Michigan?”

  1. Tina M · October 22, 2013 · Permalink Reply

    http://www.ASHI.org is another great resource for qualified inspectors in Michigan. Because of the lack of licensing required in Michigan, virtually anyone can call themselves a Home Inspector. It is important to verify the reputation and services of the Home Inspector you choose. Ask for their credentials, references, training, and certainly their insurance.

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