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Deadly Mistake #1: Thinking you can’t afford it.

Many people who thought that buying the home they wanted was simply out of their reach are now enjoying a new lifestyle in their very own homes.

Buying a home is the smartest financial decision you will ever make.  In fact, most homeowners would be broke at retirement if it wasn’t for one saving grace — the equity in their homes.  Furthermore, tax allowances favor home ownership.

Real estate values have always risen steadily.  Of course, there are peaks and valleys, but the long-term trend is a consistent increase.  This means that every month when you make a mortgage payment, the amount that you owe on the home goes down and the value typically increases.  This “owe less, worth more” situation is called equity build-up and is the reason you can’t afford not to buy.

Even if you have little money for a down payment or credit problems, chances are that you can still buy that new home.  It just comes down to knowing the right strategies, and working with the right people.  See below.

Deadly Mistake #2: Not hiring a buyer’s agent to represent you.

Buying property is a complex and stressful task.  In fact, it is often the biggest, single investment you will make in your lifetime.  At the same time, real estate transactions have become increasingly complicated.  New technology, laws, procedures, and competition from other buyers require buyer agents to perform at an ever-increasing level of competence and professionalism.  In addition, making the wrong decisions can end up costing you thousands of dollars.  It doesn’t have to be this way!

Work with a buyer’s agent who has a keen understanding of the real estate business and the local market.  A buyer’s agent has a fiduciary duty to you.  That means that he or she is loyal only to you and is obligated to look out for your best interests.  A buyer’s agent can help you find the best home, the best lender, and the best home inspector in your area.  That inspector should be an InterNACHI-certified home inspector because InterNACHI inspectors are the most qualified and  best-trained inspectors in the world.

Trying to buy a home without an agent or a qualified inspector is, well… unthinkable.

Deadly Mistake #3: Getting a cheap inspection.

Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase you will ever make.  This is no time to shop for a cheap inspection.  The cost of a home inspection is small relative to the value of the home being inspected.  The additional cost of hiring a certified inspector is almost insignificant by comparison.  As a home buyer, you have recently been crunching the numbers, negotiating offers, adding up closing costs, shopping for mortgages, and trying to get the best deals.  Don’t stop now!  Don’t let your real estate agent, a “patty-cake” inspector, or anyone else talk you into skimping here.

InterNACHI front-ends its membership requirements.  InterNACHI turns down more than half the inspectors who want to join because they can’t fulfill the membership requirements.

InterNACHI-certified inspectors perform the best inspections, by far.  InterNACHI-certified inspectors earn their fees many times over.  They do more, they deserve more and — yes — they generally charge a little more.  Do yourself a favor…and pay a little more for the quality inspection you deserve.  By the way, the home inspectors at John Robinson’s Inspection Group are InterNACHI-certifed inspectors…just in case you were wondering.  :)

Did you know that home inspectors in California are unlicensed and unregulated and the quality of work inspectors produce varies dramatically?

Hi, my name is John Robinson and I’m the president of John Robinson’s Inspection Group.  If you’re looking to purchase a home and want one of the best inspectors in San Diego to give your prospective home the most thorough evaluation money can buy, then your in the perfect spot.

I’m sure you want to know the answer to this question…Why Should You Choose John Robinson’s Inspection Group For Your Home Inspection?  Keep reading and I’ll explain why:

Our inspectors are so thorough in their evaluation of the property you’re considering purchasing, You Won’t Get Stuck Buying A “Money Pit!”  That’s right, since 1999 John Robinson has personally inspected well over 2500 homes for home buyers just like you and I’ve listened to what they’ve said…

“Don’t Let Me Get Stuck With A Bunch Of Unexpected Post Closing Expenses!”

I’ve listened…and I take my job very seriously!

John Robinson’s Inspection group will protect you from problems like but not limited to:

  • Roof issues
  • Structural concerns
  • Electrical problems and
  • Plumbing leaks


Here’s how we protect you…

One of our Certified Home Inspectors will spend 3 to four hours thoroughly evaluating all aspects of the property you’re considering purchasing, from the Roof to the Foundation and all areas in between.

Now, the home seller won’t want us to be there that long but a thorough home inspection takes time and we take our job very seriously! Besides we don’t work for the home seller, we work for you the home buyer!

Then we provide you the “information” you need to make an informed decision about the property being inspected, in a clear, concise professional manner.  We will produce a very easy to read computer generated inspection report that includes color digital photos of the problem spots we’ve uncovered.

In other words, we provide you with true peace of mind.  You don’t want to be relying on bad advice from a cheap, poor quality home inspector when you’re making one of the largest purchases of your life.

So join over 2500 other home buyers just like you and let John Robinson’s Inspection Group protect you from getting stuck buying a Money Pit!

If you have a minute, take a look at one of our inspection reports View Sample Report.

Also, did you know that we have a 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee on all of our inspections?  That’s right; if at the end of the inspection you are not 100% satisfied with our inspection, just turn to your inspector and tell him, and your inspection fee will be refunded on the spot.

If you want to have peace of mind that the property you’re considering isn’t the money pit, then you need John Robinson’s Inspection Group working for you.

So take a couple of minutes right now and schedule your inspection here on our web site Click Here to Schedule or if you prefer, call one of our helpful schedulers at 619-684-1444 and they’ll handle all the details for you!

Please know that we look forward to the opportunity of providing you and your family the peace of mind you deserve!

So Take a minute right now and schedule your home inspection…

John Robinson’s Inspection Group