Why it's important to get a home inspection
While you may be tempted to skip the home inspection and it's $200 - $500 invoice, here are some reasons why you shouldn't.
➡️ It Provides an "Out"
A quality home inspection can reveal critical information about the condition of a home and its systems. This makes you aware of what costs, repairs and maintenance the home may require immediately, and over time. If you aren't comfortable with the findings of the home inspection, it usually presents one last opportunity to back out of the offer to buy.
A home inspection can detect safety issues like radon, carbon monoxide, and mold, which all homes should be tested for. Make sure that your home-buying contract states that should such hazards be detected, you have the option to cancel the offer to buy.
➡️ Reveal Illegal Additions or Installations
A home inspection can reveal whether rooms, altered garages or basements were completed without a proper permit, or did not follow code.
➡️ Forecast Future Costs
A home inspector can approximate the installation age of major systems in the home like plumbing, heating and cooling, and critical equipment like water heaters. They can diagnose the current condition of the structure itself, and tell you how long finishes have been in the home.
Are you looking to buy or sell a home? Call me!
Gary "Mr. Action" Fayerman
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