“A home inspection is your due diligence.”
Buying a home will likely be one of the biggest purchases you make in your lifetime. So when you find the home of your dreams and make an offer, it’s highly recommended to have a professional home inspector check it out from top to bottom to determine the current state of the home. A home inspection does not give a house a ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ but rather will describe it’s physical condition and indicate which major components or systems need replacement or repair.
- The Deep Look. An inspector looks under the covers to the places you can’t see. While you can turn on a tap during a showing and see that the water pressure is good, you aren’t able to see the plumbing system and any potential threats lurking there. This goes for all the typical areas that a home inspector covers: roof/attic, heating and cooling and structural in addition to plumbing and drainage.
- The Time Factor. The average home showing is 20-30 minutes. The average home inspection is 3 hours. Home showings do not afford the time required to get a close look as all aspects of the house.
- Expert Recommendations. A home inspector can give you peace of mind and inform you on major problems that need immediate attention or minor issues that require a quick fix or no fix at all. An inspection may uncover deal breakers or may reassure you that something you are worried about is not an issue at all.
Your new home is a major investment. A home inspection is your due diligence. In the end, a professional home inspection gives you peace-of-mind and protects your investment. So getting one is highly recommended, even for recently built homes. Tracey can recommend a reputable inspector for you!