Home Inspections- Why Bother?

When buying a house, it may be tempting to bypass the home inspection. With so much going on, why go through the extra trouble of getting a home inspection? Ask any real estate professional and learn the reasons why, or just continue reading.

Home inspections are important because they can save buyers:

  • Aggravation. Who wants to buy a home without knowing about any potential issues? Even if you've fallen in love with a particular property, it's best to know what you're getting into. Otherwise, you stand the chance of growing to hate the home you once couldn't wait to own. All of these hassles can dissipate by simply writing an offer contingent upon a satisfactory home inspection.
  • Money. Unexpected repairs can cost homeowners big bucks. When you get a home inspection, you'll also get the option of moving forward with the purchase of the home. If you do continue, you can ask for credit towards recommended repairs that can help ease those financial concerns.
  • Time. Extensive upgrades and repairs can be lengthy endeavors. Taking care of these issues ahead of a purchase can save valuable time. Hiring contractors, obtaining permits and dealing with the construction process all take time; a home inspection can save this precious commodity as well.

Certified home inspectors don't take sides; they just report their findings so buyers can make the most informed decisions. Something as simple as a home inspection really can save homebuyers aggravation, money and time.

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