Inspections & Appraisals: What's The Difference?

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Real Estate

If you're in the market to purchase a home, it's important to understand the difference between a home inspection and a home appraisal. While both play crucial roles in the buying process, they serve different purposes.

  • A home inspection is a thorough assessment of the property's current condition, safety, and functionality. It allows you, as the buyer, to identify any potential issues or repairs that may need to be addressed before finalizing the sale. This process is typically led by a professional inspector who will provide a report of their findings. We can help you navigate any negotiations with the seller based on the inspection report
  • On the other hand, a home appraisal is a professional evaluation of the property's market value. Lenders require an appraisal to ensure they are not lending more money than the property is worth. An appraiser will analyze the data and provide an unbiased assessment of the property's value based on comparable sales in the area. We can help you understand the appraisal process and navigate any discrepancies between the appraisal and the sale price.

Both the inspection and appraisal are important steps in the home buying process. They provide valuable information that can help you make an informed decision about the property. If you're feeling overwhelmed, don't worry. We can guide you through the entire process and help ensure a successful home purchase. Call, text or e-mail me anytime to discuss.