When house shopping, a home inspection may seem like an afterthought when you are in love with a home. However, it’s one of the key components of purchasing the right home for you. Don’t buy a home before conducting a home inspection as it can cost you in the long run. For reference, a home inspector can help you:
Hiring a home inspector is about making an informed decision about the property you’re buying. Essentially, you get a whole history of the house that you are buying, including all the problems that come with it. This doesn’t mean that you’ll catch everything. However, most home buyers find that they are more comfortable buying a home that has been inspected. You aren’t left in the dark about what is wrong with that potential home. Instead, you know exactly what may be wrong.
Partnering with the right realtor can also help you select a home inspector and put it in as a requirement for buying a home. For most, buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make and one of the best ways to build wealth. Do your homework before buying a home.
A home inspector is going to help check both the interior of the home and the exterior of the home. Home inspections usually cover items such as:
Think of each part of the home as an investment. Anytime a part of your home breaks down it takes a significant chunk away from that investment. Not only will you be losing money, but it will also be a hassle on your daily life to put up with. Needing to repair the A/C unit can knock off thousands of dollars on the price of the home. You may also demand that the seller fix the item before the sale or give you cash at the time of the sale. If you are buying a newly built starter home, a home inspector will conduct a more thorough review. They will examine the full foundation on newly built homes. A home inspector gives you the tools to make a correct offer on the home. That way you won’t be swindled.
After the home inspector has completed his investigation, he will give you a list of items that will need to be taken care of. You can use this list to negotiate prices or maintenance them to the home. In addition, you will also be able to talk with the home inspector about routine maintenance on your home. Routine maintenance is important for keeping your house from falling apart. After decades of living in a home, you may come to the conclusion that you want to sell it again. However, without routine maintenance you may end up losing money on your investment due to needed repairs and updates. Instead, talk with your home inspector about routine maintenance on common items within your home such as:
Compile a maintenance checklist with the inspector that can extend the life of your home.
Finally, but most importantly, hiring a home inspector will help you save money in the long run. You won’t have to worry about shelling out thousands of dollars for an unexpected disaster in your new home. On the contrary, you can live easy knowing that you are in a safe and secure home. That doesn’t mean there won’t be hiccups during the life of the home. It does mean, though, that you are setting yourself up for financial success.
Are you thinking about buying a home soon, but not sure where to turn to? Do you also want your potential home to be inspected? At MWT Realty Group, we can help walk you through the process of buying a home and getting the best deal possible. Not only do we make the process easy, but we also can recommend home inspectors to make sure you are getting the best home for your money. Contact us today and let us help you find your dream home.