Why should you get a home inspection done on the property you are purchasing?
You should always hire a professional home inspector. Buying a home is one of the biggest financial investment you will have. Your house may look beautiful, in the most desirable location and exactly what you are looking for, but you have no clue as to the structural elements of the home. Like the saying goes, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”.
So let talk about home inspection. You as a home owner want to know what would need to be repaired now, or in the near future. By having this information it allows you to make an informed decision when purchasing and negotiating with the seller.
Your professional home inspector will look at the structural elements such as foundation, roof, grounds, exterior surfaces, plumbing, attic, electrical system, appliances, heating and cooling system, and garage space. Once the inspector checks everything he will then put together a report. This can be as much as 30 pages long or more. This report will tell you exactly what was found.
This is where you decide if you are willing to do home projects which may be in your future. If not, then your may want to negotiate with the seller for credit where you can fix the things that need fixing after closing or have the seller do the fixing before the closing. Either way, the ball is in your court. Need more information on home inspections CONTACT US.