Importance of Home Inspections

Home inspections can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.

Although you think you’re buying a beautiful house with a stone-lined fireplace and marble floors, chances are you’re probably also buying problems lurking in the walls, in the crawl space or even the attic. A home inspection is your chance to avoid those problems or at least use the results to negotiate with the seller to pay for any repairs.

Home inspections can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Here are a few great reasons to have a home inspection before you commit to buying:

Unknown troubles

If you’re buying a newer house, a home inspection may seem like a waste of money but there can always be costly troubles that are unknown to the average home buyer, no matter the age of the home. You’ve heard the common saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover” well the same tends to be true when purchasing a home. Problems with plumbing and wiring may not be visible during a home showing, so you’ll want to get an expert opinion before purchasing and moving in.

Save in the long run

Yes, home inspections cost money but think of it this way: those who don’t get a home inspection may realize in a few years that an inspection is much cheaper than rewiring and redoing the entire house. You might also have the power to negotiate a lower price if a home inspection is performed and issues are found. So if a home you’re really interested in is on the edge of your price range, a home inspection may give you the bargaining power to talk the price down, saving you a good amount of money.

Seller’s Repairs

On top of being able to possibly negotiate a lower price, many buyers include clauses in their contract that requires the seller to make the repairs necessary before any money is exchanged. If a seller won’t agree to complete the repairs needed, you can estimate the cost of the repairs and ask them to take that amount off of the total asking price.

The most important reason to have a home inspection is that you will know what you’re getting before you buy. The more you know, the fewer surprises there will be down the road.

Premium Home Inspections, LLC can help you make a decision based on your current budget as well as your future time and money investment. Contact us today at 586-441-9941 for more information or to book an inspection.