All your life you’ve dreamt of having the suburban colonial style home with a white picket fence…well maybe that’s not your cup of tea at all; regardless of what you’re looking for all 1st time home buyers are in the same boat. At Schaefer Inspection Service we understand the stress of home buying and we are here to help.

1. Create your starter home checklist. 

I’m sure up until this point you either know exactly what you want or have little to no idea. And seeing as it’s your first home it may not be the crème de la crème either. Some deciding factors may be location, back yard, number of rooms, or school district. Are you planning on having children soon? Does your home include parking space? Do you need an office because you work from home? Refer to the diagram below to figure out what are your ‘must haves’ and ‘must not haves’.

Dream Home Checklist

2. $ave, $ave, and $ave some more.

I’m sure you’ve been saving your entire life for this moment, and if you haven’t, you better start now. This won’t be the first nor last time you’re reminded of the many costs of purchasing a home. Therefore, as we’ve always been told, save your money for a rainy day. Some closing costs you may face are a home inspection, repair costs, property taxes, and or transfer taxes.

3. Schedule a home inspection. 

Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, submitted, and accepted an offer on your starter home, the next step is to schedule a home inspection. At Schaefer Inspection Service our goal is provide our clients with an analysis of their home to make the best-informed decision. You will receive a top tier home inspection, a detailed informational report, and amazing customer service. The inspection will include an examination and analysis of the accessible major components of the home. The inspector’s primary goals are to inspect functionality, safety issues, and systems nearing their end. Make sure to be present during your home inspection and inform your inspector of any concerns. Schedule your home inspection with Schaefer Inspection Service here, your inspection will include the following:

Home Inspect Product

4. Perform inspection repairs in a timely manner. 

Now, this is crunch time, if there are any issues with your prospective home then this is the time to fix them. As mentioned, Schaefer Inspection home inspections include a detailed report, which contains color coded issues which rank their severity. At Schaefer Inspection we understand the process may be stressful which is why we deliver the report normally within 24 hours. With that said, do not fret, you have plenty of time to complete any repairs. You are not in this alone, as a home inspection service serving the entire state of Connecticut we have a variety of connections. If we cannot service your home’s repairs, we will refer you to the best of the best.

Schaefer Inspection also offers a free tool called HomeBinder that is included with your home inspection. Think of HomeBinder as your personal assistant that keeps track of everything and anything. A few of the features include storing contractor contact information, schedule email reminders for regular home maintenance, transfer of the HomeBinder between buyer and seller, and much more. At Schaefer Inspection we want our clients to feel confident that they are in good hands.

We understand you may be nervous, which is why we’ve answered your questions. Check out our frequently asked questions and put your nerves at ease. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to the Schaefer Inspection Service team.