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  • Writer's pictureShirayne Waite

Reasons as a Home Buyer You Should Always Get a Home Inspection:

Buying a home is a huge investment. It's probably the most expensive purchase you'll ever make. So, you want to be sure that you know exactly what you're getting for your money. That's where a home inspection comes in. It's usually done during the due diligence period. A home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is usually conducted by a professional home inspector that has the training and certifications to perform such an assessment. Getting a home inspection is important for many reasons, even if you are buying a brand-new home. Here are reasons as a home buyer you should always get a home inspection.

1) Helps Assess the Overall Structure of the House:

The first reason you should always get a home inspection is that it helps assess the overall structure of the house. The inspector will look at the framing, doors, windows, floors, walls, ceilings, and foundation to make sure everything looks structurally sound. He or she will also take note of any cracks or signs of water damage. This information is important to have so you can make an informed decision about buying the house.

2) Evaluates the Condition of Major Systems:

The home inspector evaluates the condition of major systems in the house. This includes the electrical system, plumbing system, HVAC system, and roof. The inspector will test all these systems to make sure they are working properly and meet current safety standards. He or she will also look for any signs of wear and tear and age that could indicate future problems. This information is important to have so you can determine what should be added to the repairs report of your Residential Purchase Agreement, and or budget for any necessary repairs or replacements that might be an issue in the future of this house.

3) Identifies Safety Hazards:

A third reason to get a home inspection is that it identifies safety hazards in the house. The inspector will look for things like tripping hazards, fire hazards, lead paint, asbestos, railings, mold and so much more. He or she will also check to see if there are working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in the house. This information is important to have so you can make sure the house is safe for you and your family. An inspection can also reveal code violations that will need to be fixed before the sale can go through.

4)The licensed Home Inspector:

Home inspectors are trained to look at a property objectively and report on their findings without taking into consideration things like how attractive the property is or how emotionally attached you are to it. Being emotionally attached to a property can cloud your judgement which is why having an unbiased third-party present is key to find anything that may be wrong with the house. When choosing a home inspector, be sure to choose someone who follows a strict code of ethics and who is not affiliated with any contractors who might benefit from finding problems with the property.

Conclusion:

Getting a home inspection is important for many reasons, even if you are buying a brand-new home. These reasons include helping assess the overall structure of the house, evaluating the condition of major systems, and identifying safety hazards. Having this information before you buy a house can help you make an informed decision about whether or not to proceed with the purchase. Here at Line x Line Realty we have several local inspectors that are trained and licensed in their field.


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