Importance of Home Inspections
2019-01-12 by Anitha
A house inspection is an all-encompassing examination of the condition of a home. The home inspection process is often but not always performed at the time of the sale of the home.....
A house inspection is an all-encompassing examination of the condition of a home. The home inspection process is often but not always performed at the time of the sale of the home. A home is one of the most important purchases one will ever make. A home inspection is an inexpensive way to discover the universal condition of a home. It is important to conduct a home inspection to avoid a costly mistake by purchasing a property in need of major repairs. Even if you think you have found a “dream home,” it is a home inspector’s responsibility to let you know that your “dream home” may not be just right. Whether you’re buying or selling, there’s no doubt that you need a home inspection. If you own a new or established home, we’re sure you’ll also benefit from a regularly scheduled home inspection.
Buying a Home?
Buying a home is one of your life’s major decisions. Not just because you’re imagining a different life in a different place but also because you’re likely making the single largest investment of your life. You need to be as informed and educated as possible. Without question, a professional home inspection is the best investment you can make before settlement.
A professional home inspection helps you learn about the home you’re buying, gives you confidence to address potential concerns, and delivers peace of mind about your new investment.
A home inspection gives you a comprehensive understanding of the condition of the property, and recommended repairs, across a dozen major categories: Structural, Roofing, Exterior, Interior, Electrical, Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, Insulation and Ventilation, Appliances, Water Control, Waste Disposal, and Property and Site. A home inspection also gives you information about the types of maintenance required to keep the home in good shape and all major systems operating smoothly. After spending two to three hours with an inspector, followed by a digital report replete with dozens of photos and related commentary, you will have a much better understanding of the property you intend to purchase.
Selling a Home?
Ask your agent, selling a home is a challenge. You’re working closely with your agent to put forward your best listing. You’re also interested in required repairs or upgrades that can help to expedite the sale of your home. But you’re not just selling your home, you’re competing with other home sellers. Even in a market with rising prices, buyers still have the advantage: if they don’t buy your home, there are more homes available down the street or across town.
A professional home inspection helps you to address issues prior to selling your home, prepare your home for its best showing, and ensure a successful home sale.
If you intend to put your house on the market, consider a pre-listing home inspection, which identifies items that inevitably will be identified by a homebuyer’s inspection. And if you’re listing your house, a listing with a home inspection signals to buyers that you’ve developed an effective negotiation position because you’ve already proactively inspected the property and have considered and priced required repairs.