Benefits of a Home Inspection

What are the benefits of getting a Home Inspection?

Viewing a house can feel a lot like trying to guess the contents of a present without taking off the wrapping paper. Potential homeowners tend to view houses when they are newly spruced up, clean and very presentable.

However, a number of problems could be hiding behind the fresh paint or in the closed cupboard under the stairs.

While viewing your potential home, the key is to not be afraid to open a few cupboards, look behind the curtains and check the basement and attic for yourself. If the house is occupied, politely ask before these tasks are undertaken. However, if the homeowner refuses permission, as a potential buyer, you are encouraged to consult with your agent and question why.

When buyers put in an offer, there is the option to insert a home inspection clause. By hiring a professional home inspector, you can save yourself time, extra expenses, and stress by identifying potential issues with the home.

A Home Inspector checks for issues with:
  • Plumbing
  • Heating
  • Electrical
  • Kitchen and bathroom
  • Basements, attics and crawlspaces 
  • Interior walls, floors and ceiling
  • Windows and doors
  • The exterior of the house
  • The foundation of the house
  • The roof

The cost to hire a home inspector is minimal by comparison of the purchase price, and you can use the results to assist with the negotiating of the final price. A home inspection can range from $450-$550+ depending on the size of the home and location

We can recommend a trusted home inspector.

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