Why you need a home inspection

Buying a new home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make. It’s a decision that will affect you for years to come. The process can be extremely stressful and confusing. And of course, there is always considerable risk involved when making such a large purchase decision. A professional inspection will significantly reduce your risk and help make the entire home buying process easier and less stressful. 

I strongly encourage my clients to attend the inspection along with me. You should feel free to ask the inspector any questions you have at the time. The inspector can not only discuss the problem areas of the home, but point out the good points as well. They can also explain the routine maintenance that is needed to keep the house in top condition. This helps you get the most benefit from the home inspection, and you gain a better understanding of how the systems and components that make up your home function with each other.

You’ll get a comprehensive report that is easy to read and understand. Material defects and conditions identified during the inspection will be included in the report.

Armed with the information our report provides, you can make your decision to buy, not buy, or re-negotiate the sale with confidence.

Floor joist cut by a plumbing contractor; a common problem.When planning to buy a home, it is important to understand that no house is perfect, not even a brand new one. That does not mean you won’t find your dream house, only that when you find it, there will probably be some imperfections. Problems can be the result of deficiencies in the original construction, amateurish home repair work, normal deterioration due to aging or weathering, or there can be safety and fire hazards. Very often the problems are quite minor and can be correccted at little or no cost, or sometimes they are just an ongoing maintenance issue. Sometimes, however, there are major problems that are very costly to correct.

It is very important to know the true condition of the house, so you can determine its true value to you. The home inspector will not make the buying decision for you, but the inspection can provide you with the information needed to make the decision wisely. You will want to know: How many problems? How serious are the problems? Do I absolutely need to correct the problems or can I live with them?

Don’t walk away from a house just because there are major problems. You still may be getting a good buy, because every house has its true market value. The “real cost” of buying a house is its purchase price plus the costs involved in upgrading deteriorated, substandard, broken, malfunctioning, or worn out components or systems.

 

By using the services of a LICENSED REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL, you can be assured of quality in all phases of the transaction. They will not only asses your needs, but go a step further by:

  • Showing you only properties that match your price range, needs, and lifestyle
  • Offering advice on the best mortgage rates and lenders
  • Helping prepare a purchase agreement that is in your best interests
  • Negotiating the terms that are most important to you
  • Coordinating the people and details for a smooth closing

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