Home inspections can seem kind of unnecessary sometimes. But what if we told you that getting a home inspection could save you from spending unnecessary money and tell you exactly what you’re getting for the money you do spend? Great, right? That’s why we’re writing this with you in mind. Here are all of the reasons why getting a home inspection should be a priority.
“Are Home Inspections Important?”
Yes, but we understand that you may be asking yourself why it’s so important if you’re buying new construction. Just like any other purchase, you’re never seeing the whole picture during a walk-through or showing. The only way to know that there are no issues under your feet, over your head or even in the walls, plumbing or electrical wiring is to have an expert take a deeper look before making a final decision. It’s important to remember that no matter the age or position of the home, there can always be issues unknown to the average buyer. This is why a home inspection should be a priority for you as a purchaser.
“Is a Home Inspection Required?”
This is a very common question among potential buyers. The answer? No. Typically, a lender wants an appraisal. They have this done to determine the marketability and the value of a home. However, most lenders will strongly encourage a home inspection for both your safety and theirs. It’s always better to know what you’re spending your money on. The last thing you need is to purchase a house and then realize there are issues that are going to create more issues if not repaired.
“What Does a Home Inspection Entail?”
A typical home inspection will answer any and all of your questions regarding the condition of the central heat and air systems, the roof, attic, basement, visible insulations, ceilings, floors, walls, windows, interior and exterior doors as well as the condition of the foundation and structural components.
A lot of times, a seller will include a repair clause in the sales contract that makes it their responsibility to repair any issues found during a home inspection. Just another great reason to have an inspection!
Having a home inspection may also give you the opportunity to find out if there are currently termites residing in your wood, or if there’s been termite damage in the past. Knowing what to expect when it comes to wood boring insects can be super helpful and will allow you to plan and purchase accordingly.
The Power of Negotiation
Besides all of the other great reasons to get an inspection, the power of negotiation with your seller is one of them. With your home inspection report in hand, you can negotiate the asking price or even the repair cost of any issues found in the home. Maybe the asking price for your dream home is just a little too high. Well after a thorough home inspection, you may very well be able to call it a done deal.
Getting a home inspection gives you peace of mind while also avoiding messy buyer situations. Why worry if there’s an opportunity at your fingertips to know exactly what you’re buying?
With a quality home inspection, you no longer have to stress about whether or not you’re getting what you’re paying for. We’ve got you covered.