Purchasing a home but you’re not sure about what should be a deal breaker after the home inspection? Not to worry, because we’ve put together a list of the real deal breakers just for you, plus all of the things that shouldn’t be deal breakers. Because why stress if you don’t have to?
If foundational damage is discovered during a home inspection, you’ll want to consider the situation carefully. Repairing a crack or two of the concrete outside may run a couple hundred, whereas other issues may run several thousand. We recommend you have an expert come out and take a look before making any final decisions about your new home.
Asbestos, believe it or not, was once considered a “miracle mineral” due to the fact that it doesn’t burn. However, research has proven that asbestos actually causes cancer. If your home inspector comes across asbestos during an inspection, be certain it can be removed before making your purchase or ever moving into the house.
There is an estimated 20,000 deaths each year related to Radon, which is a colorless, chemically unreactive, inert gas. The most common ways of human exposure are through inhalation and ingestion. Elevated Radon levels have been discovered in every State. Having your home tested for Radon is really the only way to find out if you have any in your home and it’s very important because the symptoms of Radon exposure take years to surface. Have an expert take a look into this before ever signing off on your new home.
If a home inspector discovers termites, you may want to reconsider your purchase. Termites eat away at the structure of your home and in some circumstances, leave it weak and unstable. However, there are ways to get rid of termites. Have an expert look at the house and treat if and when necessary. In fact, having an annual termite inspection can reduce possible damage and boost your peace of mind.
Mold and Mildew
Only in some cases can mold become untreatable and irreversible. It’s best before making any decisions to have a mold expert look over it for you and express their concerns. If you have doubts, don’t make the purchase. In the end, you may have to be prepared to spend some extra money on any repairs that don’t get negotiated and worked out prior to purchase, so be aware.
Water damage can be a quick fix, or end up costing you thousands. All depends on what and how much is damaged. This is something you will definitely want to resolve prior to purchasing.
The Real Home Inspection Deal Breakers Depend On You
In the end, the real deal breakers are going to be whatever you decide is too much to fix or not worth your time. If you want to spend that couple thousand on a new roof, go right ahead. Just be certain that it’s what you really want and really need before making any final decisions.
Home inspections can be stressful, but we’re here to show you why they may actually be the best thing you’ve ever done for yourself when it comes to making a large purchase. This is your opportunity to find out as much about your potential new home as possible and we’re going to help you get there. Happy home inspecting!