Mar 09, 2016 • Home Inspection, Inspection Services • By Home Inspector
Why are home inspections important?
As the new home owner you know (in detail) what you are buying.
Remember: home appraisal and a home inspection are not the same thing. Appraisals will not provide you with a detailed look at a property.
It’s common to get sidetracked by the excitement of purchasing a new home. But don’t forget to have the home inspected before you sing the contract.
What are Home Inspections?
Home inspections are an important part of the home-buying process that can alert you to possible hazards before you make the home purchase. They can also save you money in the long run by highlighting areas of the home that should be addressed sooner than later.
Small details, like cracks in the foundation, may not be just cracks but underground water leaks caused by sedimentary buildup in your household plumbing.
A home is one of the most expensive purchases you might ever make. A home inspection is a low-cost way to discover the total condition of a property.
It’s good to know that it is not a home inspectors job to repair the problems. A home inspectors primary function is to deliver a full and concise report on the overall health of the property.
New Construction Should Be Inspected
Remember that just because you are buying a newly constructed home doesn’t mean that it is immune from human error. Don’t assume because a home has passed all local codes and ordinances, it must be in good shape. Problems with wiring, plumbing and easement may not be visible during a showing and you’ll want to get an expert opinion. Don’t assume the builder did everything right.
Benefits of a Home Inspection
In the end the most important reason to have a home inspection before you buy is to really know what you’re buying. But here are a few more benefits of a home inspection.
- Negotiate a cheaper rate: Facts about the condition of the home can give you bargaining power
- Save money: Fix little problems before they become expensive issues
- Property transparency: Know what you are buying before its problems are your financial issues
- Future maintenance and upkeep: Does it have hidden water leaks, mold, or termites (wdo)?
Inspect Before You List
A seller of a home can also benefit from the expertise of a home inspector. Having a detailed checklist of the property allows the seller to repair, replace, and reaffirm the potential value of the home before putting it on the market. Or simply having a pre-inspection report for buyers to let them know the seller has nothing to hide.
The inspector is one of the few people in the buying process whose income doesn’t depend on the home closing. Inspectors are paid to inspect, not to sell. So they’re in a better position to be impartial. And remember, the home inspector is hired by you.
Professional Home Inspection Analysis
The inspection services we offer are not only efficient, but also very prompt. With our inspections home owners in Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island and Estero can benefit from professional services, so if you notice any issues, don’t hesitate: call us to discuss.
With our quick, efficient and modern home inspections services, home owners can relax – help is just a phone call away!