MILFORD, Ohio // PRNewswire // -- First-time homebuyers received much-needed assistance this year thanks to $8,000 tax credits. Congress recently voted to extend and expand the tax credit to include homeowners buying another property. If you're taking advantage of this, be sure to have a reliable inspector check the property to ensure you're getting your dream home.
"Inspections are performed in over 90 percent of residential real estate transactions but the quality of services varies; if not addressed, small problems can escalate into costlier issues," said Jim Hunter, president and CEO of HomeTeam Inspection Service, the leading residential home inspection franchise in North America. "HomeTeam Inspection Service's professionally trained and certified inspectors can offer higher-quality services in half the time of many competitors, which comes in handy with foreclosures that need inspections on very short notice."
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"If the inspection reveals issues, buyers should request the seller make repairs before the closing or walk away from the deal in favor of a better-maintained property. A home is one of the biggest investments anyone can make and a quality inspection protects that," said Hunter.
SOURCE HomeTeam Inspection Service