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Do I really need a home inspection? The answer is yes and here’s why…

By July 13, 2018Real Estate News

Buying a new home can be a stressful and overwhelming process. After all, it is one of the most important purchase you will ever make!

According to the American Home Inspectors Training Institute, “A home inspection is an all-encompassing examination of the condition of a home.” As a homebuyer, it is your responsibility to gather as many details about the property as possible before buying. A thorough home inspection identifies issues that can help you negotiate costs at closing or issues that may be deal-breakers. In the long run, a home inspection is an inexpensive precaution to avoid making a costly mistake – buying a home with major, unforeseen issues.

Buying a new home is also an emotional and exciting process. It is easy to get caught up in the appealing parts of the house, like the fancy kitchen or built-in pool and become blind to problems. A home inspection report allows you to see the property through the eyes of a trained expert, including potential electrical, plumbing, structural, and even future issues.

Most importantly, a home inspection ensures your potential new home is safe for you and your family. Do not get in a hurry because of the housing market or because you are feeling pressure from other interested buyers. At the end of the day, a safe and secure home is worth waiting for.

Overall, hiring a professional home inspector is an education opportunity for you to learn important details about your future home. Buyers who have home inspections end up happier and more confident with their purchase. See below for a complete list of reasons to book an inspection before buying.

Why have a home inspection?

  • Identify possible deal-breakers
  • See your home through the eyes of an expert
  • Put your mind at ease
  • Ensure the property is safe for you and your family
  • Forecast future costs
  • Identify repairs to negotiate with the seller
  • See the big picture
  • Learn as many details about the property as possible before buying
  • Find areas that may be a problem down the road
  • Make a confident decision
  • Extra security
  • Experts know best

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