Clients ask me all of the time, "I don't need to have a home inspection because the bank does one, right?" And that question has led me to write this blog. An appraisal and a home inspection are two very different things, but are both very important in a real esate transaction.
According to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission:
In the Jacksonville NC real estate market, with the prevelance of VA loans, it is a common misconception that the VA requires an inspection on a property. In all actuality, the VA requires a VA approved appraiser to appraise the property to ensure that it is not being purchased for more than market value. This appraiser does not check or inspect the property for any systems or components that are not performing their intended function. For this reason, I ALWAYS recommend getting a home inspection!
Please remember that a home is your biggest investment, and that you want to protect it and yourself. It could end up being the best $300 you've ever spent...
Alexis Pierson ~ The Starter Home Specialist ~ Serving the Jacksonville NC area - Licensed in the state of North Carolina, affiliated with EXIT Independence Realty. Your Starter Home Specialist for Jacksonville NC,Richlands NC, Hubert NC, and Onslow County. My knowledge and dedication will help your real estate transaction to go smoothly, so that you can enjoy the experience and look back on it with a smile! To discuss your next home purchase or home sale call me at (910) 467-4322!