Looks can be deceiving, especially in a newer home. If you don’t have a home inspection, you’re putting yourself at financial risk and missing out on some major savings on the home’s purchase price.
Far from being a costly and unnecessary hassle, a home inspection protects you as a home buyer, regardless of whether you purchase that inspected home or not. Here’s why:
- You’ll save money: Inspections usually cost between $200 and $500. While that may seem like a lot of money to spend on a house you may not buy, it’s far less expensive than the cost of rewiring an entire house or realigning a foundation, problems that might not be obvious without a full inspection.
- You’ll have leverage for negotiation: Information gathered during a home inspection gives you a powerful bargaining chip – if your inspection reveals major problems in the house, you’ll be able to negotiate a lower purchase price to cover the cost of the repairs.
- You can dictate seller repairs: Problems found during a home inspection aren’t necessarily your problems. You can negotiate with the seller to have agreed-upon items fixed before the sale is complete, so that your new home is in great shape before you move in. If the seller doesn’t want to fix the problems, you can estimate the repairs cost and subtract that amount from the purchase price.
- You’ll know exactly what you’re buying: Purchasing a home is a big and potentially risky investment, but a home inspection can provide solid facts about a house to help you make an informed decision and reduce the risk of unhappy surprises down the road.
Don’t skip the inspection! Ask us where to find trustworthy and reasonably-priced home inspectors. Call Monnie at 325.365.6404.