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1329 North Commerce   Le Sueur, MN 56058     Phone: 507-665-8813   Fax: 507-665-8814

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Home Inspection Information

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:
  • Why a Buyer Needs a Home Inspection A home inspection gives the buyer more detailed information than an appraisal--information you need to make a wise decision. In a home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an in-depth, unbiased look at your potential new home to:
    evaluate the physical condition: structure, construction, and mechanical systems
    identify items that need to be repaired or replaced
    estimate the remaining useful life of the major systems, equipment, structure, and finishes
  • What Goes into a Home Inspection
    A home inspection gives the buyer an impartial, physical evaluation of the overall condition of the home and items that need to be repaired or replaced. The inspection gives a detailed report on the condition of the structural components, exterior, roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating, insulation and ventilation, air conditioning, and interiors.
  • Be an Informed Buyer
    It is your responsibility to be an informed buyer. Be sure that what you buy is satisfactory in every respect. You have the right to carefully examine your potential new home with a qualified home inspector. You may arrange to do so before signing your contract, or may do so after signing the contract as long as your contract states that the sale of the home depends on the inspection.
Appraisals and Home Inspections are Different: Appraisals are for lenders; home inspections are for buyers. The lender does an appraisal for three reasons: to estimate the value of a house, to make sure that the house meets FHA minimum property standards, to make sure that the house is marketable. Appraisals are not home inspections.


    Role of a Home Inspector: Provide a visual analysis and unbiased opinion of the existing physical condition

    Private Home Inspections:
  • 2 to 4 hour field inspection
  • Complete analysis of house and garage
  • Fixtures and appliances included in purchase
  • Written report documenting findings
    Local Home Inspectors:

  • Tom Koenig - A-1 Quality Home Inspection
    Belle Plaine, MN 56011
    952-200-3491
    Local Appraisers:

  • Tim McPartland - Southern Minnesota Real Estate Services
    Le Sueur, MN 56058
    612-366-1419   Fax: 507-665-2705
  • Rachel Meger
    New Prague, MN
    952-758-4112   Fax: 952-758-2213
  • Erin Tisdell and Kathy Thielges
    Appraisal Services of Mankato, Inc.

    Mankato, MN 56001  
    507-387-1137   Fax: 507-387-2540

Schlueter Realty
1329 North Commerce
Le Sueur, MN 56058

Phone: 507-665-8813
Fax: 507-665-8814

ramona @ schlueter-group.com
scott @ schlueter-group.com