Mortgage FAQ: What Should I Look for During Home Walkthrough?
"THE FINAL WALKTHROUGH ON OUR NEW HOME IS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND. SHOULD I BE LOOKING FOR ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR DURING THE WALKTHROUGH? OR IS THE WALKTHROUGH MORE OF A FORMALITY?"
The final walkthrough is your time to inspect the property one last time, so don’t treat it as a formality. Once you close on your home, it may be difficult to have any issues addressed that you may have missed during the walkthrough. Generally, you’ll be looking to make sure that the house is in the same condition as it was when you agreed to buy it. During your walkthrough, here’s what you should focus on:
- Making sure there’s no damage from the seller moving out.
- The home is clean, clutter-free and move-in ready.
- The lighting, water, appliances, and HVAC systems are working.
- Any agree-upon repairs/renovations have been completed.
- Everything included with the sale is still in the home.
- Any other differences from when you agreed to buy the home.
If, for some reason, you find a problem during the final walkthrough or the home is not up to your expectations, let your real estate agent know right away so the issue can be remedied as soon as possible and not have your closing delayed.
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