Why should you get a home inspection?

Dated: January 30 2024

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Getting a home inspection when buying a home is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Identifying Issues: A home inspection helps identify any potential issues or defects with the property that may not be visible during a casual viewing. This includes problems with the structure, plumbing, electrical systems, roofing, foundation, and more.
  2. Negotiation: The inspection report provides leverage for negotiation with the seller. If significant issues are found, buyers can request repairs or ask for a price reduction to cover the cost of fixing them.
  3. Safety: Uncovering safety concerns such as mold, radon, asbestos, or faulty wiring ensures that buyers are aware of any hazards within the property.
  4. Long-term Cost Savings: Addressing issues early on can prevent costly repairs down the line. It gives buyers a clearer picture of the potential maintenance and repair costs associated with the property.
  5. Peace of Mind: A thorough inspection gives buyers peace of mind, knowing the condition of the property they are purchasing and helping them make informed decisions.
  6. Insurance and Financing: Some lenders may require a home inspection before approving a mortgage. Additionally, knowing the condition of the property can help buyers make informed decisions about insurance coverage.

Overall, a home inspection is an essential step in the home buying process, providing buyers with valuable information and protecting their investment.

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Scott Fogleman

Scott appreciates the trust clients place in him while purchasing or selling their most valuable asset. He utilizes the knowledge he has gained in over a decade of real estate through both time and tr....

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