Posted May 28th 2020
One of the most important aspects of buying a home is the home inspection. A home inspector will conduct a visual examination of the structure of the home including the roof, foundation, heating / cooling system and the plumbing / electrical. The inspector will ensure that everything is in working order and that the structure has no problems. The inspection will also help place a value on future upkeep and maintenance costs that are to be expected in the near future..
If there are repairs needed a good home inspector will find them. Even more importantly the home inspector will look for any health and safety concerns within the home. These could include usage of forbidden materials that include asbestos or the build up of mould in the attic for example.
A home inspection is important because it helps the buyer understand more deeply what it is they are purchasing. When you are signing a contract to purchase a specific property, a good realtor will include a conditional clause of inspection indicating that the sale is contingent on a satisfactory inspection. This will give the buyer an opportunity to step away from the deal if the home has too many problems.
If there are issues but you still want the property you can request for the seller to remedy any major issues. It is important to do a final walkthrough with your realtor to ensure that everything asked for is completed.
A home inspection does not cost a lot but it will save you a lot of money if there are issues. It will also provide you with peace of mind. Buying a house is a big deal and you need to protect your interests. A home inspection will offer you the comfort of knowing that you are happy with the product you are about to purchase. It eliminates a lot of the risk involved. As a result, we will always recommend our clients to hire a professional home inspector.