Today I’m joined by the OnTheMüve Team to answer your burning questions about the ins and outs of your home inspection.
A home inspection is when you hire an inspector to come to a property you’re interested in purchasing and inspect everything—from the roof all the way down to your appliances. The inspector then creates a report for you in summary of their findings.
Why is getting a home inspection so important? There are actually a few reasons:
1. You will have a clear understanding of the condition of the property. No property is perfect, and you’ll find that there will be a list of deferred maintenance projects; you want to be able to plan for these repairs, so getting that list ahead of time will save you headaches down the road.
2. There may be some major issues that should be taken care of right away. These issues include things like major roof, plumbing, or accommodation issues, all of which can be costly to fix. Figuring out these issues will enable you to go back to the seller and renegotiate. You can ask for a credit or a price reduction depending on the severity of the problems.
Now, why is it important to hire a good home inspector? Well, you’ll want a thorough inspector who will remain available to go over the report and answer your questions in a timely manner. That way, you can use what’s on the report to negotiate with the seller.
If you have any questions about home inspections or purchasing a home in general, feel free to reach out to us. We’d be happy to help.