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Home Inspections

What are Home Inspections? Do I really need a home inspection in Hawaii? Hi everyone, I’m Fawn Bertram, an agent in Ewa Beach, Hawaii with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life Real Estate.

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Sit back, grab a cup of coffee, lean in real close, and let’s chat about all things…wait for it…home inspections! Cause I mean…do you really have to spend several hundred dollars on a home inspection?

Do I Need a Home Inspection?

do i need a home inspection

The answer is yes…a thousand times YES! Here’s why:

  1. You may think the home is in perfect shape, but some of the costliest problems are difficult to spot: leaks, termite damage, foundation issues, poor ventilation, faulty wiring, and those drippy appliances.
  2. A home inspection gives you the chance (before you sign on the dotted line) to have a professional inspector see if there are any problems that need to be addressed, replaced, or fixed.
  3. When it’s all said and done, you’ll have an accurate picture of what you’re walking into when you buy. Wouldn’t you hate dishing out money set aside for new furniture on a new roof cause you didn’t know it was leaky? Yeah…me too.

How Much is a Home Inspection?

Plan to pay between $390 to $500 for a condo and townhome and $750 to $950 for a single-family home for a home inspection. Prices for Home Inspections vary and are charged by the square footage of the home. While you won’t get this money back if the sale falls through, it’s a safety measure I recommend to all my buyers.

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Next week, we’ll go over what’s happening behind the scenes as we prepare to head to the closing table!

Want to Know More?

If you’re up for the challenge, just click the link here to receive the guide: 90-Day Digital Guide

This guide will walk you through the home buying process and what you should do now to plan for the future. If you’re not ready, that’s fine as well. This 90-Day Homeowner Challenge starts when you’re ready. It can be now or a year from now. All you have to do is click on the link for the challenge, and you’ll be all set.

Let’s Do This!

Ready to start? I can’t wait, let’s do this! Do you have questions? Please email me at or call/text at 808-439-1077. I am so excited for you to start on your 90 Day Homeowner Challenge. This is going to be great! Looking forward to helping you on your journey to homeownership. I’m Fawn Bertram with Homes by Fawn and Hawaii Life Real Estate. I’m here to provide you with a smarter approach to real estate. Make it a great home buying and selling day.

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