If you’re in the market to buy a home, you might be concerned over whether or not you truly need a home inspection. In fact, you might think it could make your offer more attractive to sellers if you remove your home inspection clause. Even if that’s true, it’s in no way worth it!
Paying the couple hundred dollars for a home inspection can save you thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars later on because they prevent you from dealing with unexpected surprises that can quickly become very costly. And, while buyers will typically pay for a home inspection, there is always the opportunity for the seller to offer a home inspection as a marketing tool or for the home buyer to use the home inspection as a bargaining tip.
A home inspector has a look at all of the vital systems of a home, from top to bottom. This will typically include a review of the foundation and roof as well as everything in between, such as the furnace, electrical work and plumbing.
There are also different types of inspections that you can have conducted depending on your individual property needs, such as a water-quality inspection or a swimming pool inspection.
Are you buying a home? Your real estate agent can help you navigate the process as well as provide you with information on home inspections.
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