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Know about the Numerous Benefits of a Home Inspection

When it comes to purchasing a new home, a home inspection is a must, preferably by a reputed professional. Sure, you can inspect the property

By Lauren WilliamsonPublished 3 years ago 3 min read
Know about the Numerous Benefits of a Home Inspection
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When it comes to purchasing a new home, a home inspection is a must, preferably by a reputed professional. Sure, you can inspect the property by yourself but you would more likely miss the warning signs. You are bound to miss out on teasing the relevant, important details and making a note of the same. And that is why it makes sense to approach a home inspector so that he can inspect your property closely and list out all the important issues as well as others. This note will more likely be re-formatted before it is presented to you in the form of an inspection report. Check out some of the benefits of a home inspection.

  • Ask the right queries: If this is your first time, you may want to search online for home inspection near me, and usually, the results should show up important home inspection companies in and around your locality. You can approach them directly, after having checked their background, customer reviews, and other relevant details. When you do, ask them about the important questions such as how much would the inspection cost, and the process for incorporating the home inspection as part of the purchase agreement. You may also want to find out about the time frame and when you could expect the inspection report.
  • Know about the relevant issues, well ahead in advance: When it comes to a purchase, you must ask the home inspector to review/ assess the property at the earliest. A detailed review and close assessment can provide you with an edge when it comes to negotiations. You can utilize these negotiations to further drive the price down and even get the seller to agree to repair the issue, well ahead of time and within a specified timeframe. You can then find out from each one of them more about the process they adopt as well as their relevant fees.
  • Go on a walkabout: As the inspector starts his inspection, make sure that you take him for a walkabout around the property. He can first visually check the property, see if it looks fine, and check for warning signs that indicate a more serious problem. And once he kickstarts the main process, he can take a closer look at some of the relevant issues, from the HVAC systems to drainage and water pipes, signs of water stagnation, etc. Just make sure that the inspector takes his own time and uses his various tools to assess the property for various issues, from Radon to Mold. And he would make a notation of the same and would flag the issue to both parties in the form of an inspection report.
  • Foundation matters: Make sure that the inspector checks both the interior and the exterior of the property and that he takes a real close look at the foundation. Foundation issues often creep up when you least expect them and that is all the more important reason as to why you request the inspector to take a close look at it. Foundation is essential and several issues can affect the same due to water stagnation. As a result, the foundation can develop cracks and even weaken in parts which is why you must get the inspector to assess the same at the earliest.

These are some of the main benefits of a home inspection. And that is why you need to request an inspector to assess your prospective home at the earliest. It is essential that you use the inspection report to drive the price and the asking rate, further down and get the seller to address the issues, at the earliest and within a specified timeframe as well. Just make sure that you adopt a constructive approach rather than a combative one where the home inspection report is concerned.


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