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Pacific Inspection Group
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Hawaii Homebuyers: What Really Matters?

So much goes into purchasing a house. Let Pacific Inspection Group take care of what really matters.

Whether it's your first home or one of many, the process of buying a home can be stressful, and a little scary. Getting a professional home inspection can give you peace of mind, but reviewing and absorbing the results of the inspection may bring all that stress back. Theres quite a bit of information to process and understand in a short time. Your new home's inspection report can often include the written report plus checklists, photographs, environmental reports, the seller's disclosure form to review, and more.

Professionals advise: Relax. While there appears to be overwhelming information about your new home, most of it will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies, and minor imperfections. All of these things are nice to know about, of course, but shouldn't cause concern.  The issues that really matter will fall into one of four categories:

1. A Major Defect

2. Something that could lead to a Major Defect

3. Something that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure your new home.

4. Safety hazards

Anything in your inspection report that falls into one of these categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property, and often times sellers will be willing to work with you to get these items corrected to close the sale.

Of course, you should realize that your seller is under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. If there are items that fall into one of the major categories, talk it over with your Realtor and come up with a short list of items you want fixed (or an adjustment made in the sale price for).  At the same time, remember that no home is perfect. If you can keep things in perspective, you won't kill the deal over things that don't matter.

Your Realtor is the best person to guide you in this negotiation, but if you have any questions about your home inspection report, I am here to help, just give me a call. 

Call (808) 344-0974 or contact us to schedule your Hawaii home inspection today!

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Here's what our clients say about us:

My name is Mary Love and I'm buying a house on Big Island, after having lived on O`ahu for many years.  My Realtor recommended Tom for the home inspection when I made an offer and had it accepted.  Tom was able to complete the inspection and the report on fairly short notice, so I would be able to request repairs and complete escrow on the house.  He was amazingly thorough, and clearly explained the areas of concern and what needed to be done.  His report was clear, with pictures, identified defects of the house and recommendations on what needed to be done.

 

Thanks to Tom, I am buying a house that is safe and sound.  Mahalo nui, Tom, for facilitating me buying my dream house!

 

Mary Love

SeaView, Pahoa, Hawaii


Did You Know...

The state of Hawaii consists of eight main islands: Oahu, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Niihau, Kahoolawe and the Big Island.





Pacific Inspection Group
Tom Burgess
16-566 Keeau-pahoa Rd Ste 188-138
Keaau Hi 96749
Ph: 808-985-8554
808-344-0974

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