Why do I need a pre-purchase home inspection?
A house for most people is the biggest investment you will make. When buying a home there are a lot of emotions involved, it becomes easy to overlook items you are not familiar with. As the saying goes ‘You can’t know what you don’t know’. If you are not trained to look for problems related to electricity, plumbing, roofing etc. you will very likely overlook deficiencies that could become very costly to repair later. A pre-purchase home inspection will identify areas of concern such as material defects or possible safety issues. It gives you the opportunity to prioritise repairs and prevent them from becoming more expensive if left unattended for too long.
A Pre-listing home inspection involves a professional evaluation of the following systems:
• Structural Components
• Attic, Ventilation and Insulation
• Exterior Cladding
• Porch & Deck
• Attached Garage
• Electrical System
• Plumbing System
• HVAC System
• Interior, including: Built-in Appliances, Ceilings, Floors and Walls, Windows/Glazing and Doors
As a home owner myself, I would like to think that my home is perfect, but no home is perfect. The condition of a home changes on a daily basis and becomes easy to miss those changes if you are not trained to see them. A pre-purchase home inspection will direct you to the professionals that may be required to make repairs. You, the Buyer can get estimates to make those repairs and use that information when negotiating with the owner.
Our pre-purchase home inspection is backed by an exclusive Buy Back Guarantee. If anything is missed during the inspection that should not have been based on the standards of practice, InterNACHI will buy the home back for the full price you paid.
Click on the link below to download your copy of a handy checklist to use when preparing to have your home inspected. I encourage Realtors to send this checklist to the Seller. As we all know, no home is perfect but sometimes if enough of the items on this list end up in a report it may discourage the Buyer.
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