Home inspections are a critical part of the home buying process. Would you buy a car without test driving it-or taking it to a mechanic to be checked out? Most likely not. No one wants to end up with a lemon that needs thousands of dollars poured into it to be drivable. The same goes for your new home. A home may look perfect on the outside, but many expensive repairs and safety hazards might be lurking inside. Read on to find out 3 important reasons you should get that house inspected by a professional!
- Paying $300-$400 now could save you thousands in the future. Many times, defects that are found during a home inspection can be costly. Thankfully if you find them before you purchase, you can negotiate repair costs with the sellers. You may even get the home at a much better deal. Instead of handling the repairs, they may choose to drop the final purchase price.
- Move into your home without a list of repairs to be completed. Often times the seller will schedule the repairs and get things done that you requested-before the closing. This way when moving day comes, you don’t have to worry about scheduling the new roof installation or an electrician to fix the GFCIs.
- Peace of Mind. Home inspectors have extensive training and/or experience in finding defects and safety hazard. They walk through your home and take pictures, test appliances and windows, check the electrical and plumbing, walk on the roof looking for damage or leaks, etc., etc. You will know your potential home from top to bottom before purchasing, so you won’t have to worry about surprise expenses popping up right after moving in.
At Whitetail Home Inspections, we take pride in helping you feel comfortable with the home buying process. We are a part of your local team, along with your realtor and mortgage lender. We are here to thoroughly inspect your potential home, so that you don’t end up with a lemon!