Happy Wednesday! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read our blog this week. When purchasing a home we always recommend purchasing a home inspection. Here are the top reasons why you should consider spending the $300-$500 for a home inspection.
Know Exactly What You Are Buying
The most important reason to have a home inspection before buying a home is to absolutely know what you are about to purchase. It is recommended to research your potential home like you would any other major purchase; the more you know the fewer surprises there may be down the road, during home ownership.
One of many advantages of having the home inspection during the inspection period of the purchase is that it may give you the opportunity to negotiate to a lower price. If there is an expensive item that needs to be addressed this could be your opportunity to negotiate the price down via a credit from the seller.
Inspections generally cost anywhere between $300-$500 depending on the size of the home. Yes, that does seem to be a large amount although the items that may be found during the inspection may save you thousands of dollars down the road.
It Provides an Out
When you hire a professional home inspector they can reveal important information regarding the condition of the home. This informs the buyer of costs, maintenance and repairs that may need to be addressed immediately or overtime. If you, the buyer are not satisfied with the findings of the home inspection, this will present one of the last opportunities to back out of the purchase and receive your earnest money back.
A home inspection will be able to detect the safety issues including Mold, Carbon Monoxide and Radon. These items should all be tested for during your inspection.
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