Why is getting a home inspection as important as it gets?
One of the most important things when buying (or selling) a home is to ensure you get a thorough and professional home inspection!
Whether if you are buying on the MLS® or a brand new home, a home inspection provides you with peace of mind and can also uncover potential issues that you as a buyer may have not noticed at an initial glance.
Meanwhile, if you are selling your property, a home inspection can make you aware of any potential issues that need to be fixed which could possibly cause legal issues for you after the sale.
An inspection consists of an in-depth visual examination of the entire home structure including:
- mechanical systems
- air-conditioning system
- electrical system
- heating system
- interior plumbing systems
- roofing and ceilings
- walls and visible insulation
- doors and windows
- home foundation
- basement and any other visible structures
After an inspection is completed, the inspector will provide you with an analysis of any findings he has – both positive and negative – and point out any major concerns while giving suggestions on how to go about fixing any problems (for sellers).
Another benefit of the home inspection is usually the buyer will accompany the home inspector through the inspection and will learn a great deal about maintenance and the homes construction at the same time.
Once you buy a resale home there is very seldom a warranty and typically no recourse if you missed a defect or maintenance item. That item would then be of substantial cost to you (but I have seen a few exceptions).
To spend $400 (+/-) to safeguard your decision and have the peace of mind your home is sound is one of the best investments you can make. This three hour inspection could save you untold thousands of dollars or at a minimum give you the full picture to make an educated decision.
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