Mary Margaret and Becky of Harper Tate HomesBecky Harper
Email: Becky@MyRaleighCaryHomes.com
Or Call: (919) 233 1999

Mary Margaret Tate
Email: MMT@MyRaleighCaryHomes.com
Or Call: (919) 434 9395

Harper Tate Homes
RE/MAX United
51 Kilmayne Drive
Cary, NC 27511

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What About Inspections?

After a buyer has a signed contract, they have time to inspect the house to make sure there are no hidden defects or surprises. In North Carolina, this period of time is called the Due Diligence period. During the due diligence period, a buyer can perform any investigations that are important to them. The due diligence period generally lasts three to four weeks and terminates on a firm date that has been specified in the Purchase Contract.

At the end of the due diligence period the buyer must make a final decision whether or not to buy the house. Here are some of the things a buyer does during the due diligence period:

  • Obtain loan approval if a mortgage is required for the purchase
  • Home inspection
  • Termite inspection
  • Radon test
  • Survey
  • Well and septic inspection
  • Appraisal
  • Verify insurance coverage is available
  • Any other investigations that are important to the buyer

Harper Tate Homes has a booklet for buyers that includes recommended professionals to assist with all of these tests and investigations.

Our Recommended Buyers’ Roadmap:

Step 1: Let’s Talk about Money
Step 2: Wants and Needs
Step 3: Making a List
Step 4: Looking at Homes
Step 5: Making an Offer
Step 6: Negotiate!
Step 7: What About Inspections?
Step 8: Closing

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