Buying a home is a wonderful experience. It marks one of the largest milestones in your life. Truly, your first home will be the place you build your life around. It will be the place memories are made and where you will find your happiness. Often those are the thoughts you will have as you go from room to room, planning out the future of your home.
Often you are only thinking of what each room will become, and not so much about what it currently is…
A home inspection covers the interior and exterior of your new home.
While it may not be something you immediately think of, the whirlwind of home ownership has a way of sweeping you up. Conducting a thorough home inspection, performed by a professional home inspector, is something that should never be overlooked.
Not doing so can lead to whole mess of complications that may have been avoided and even could save you a considerable amount of money in the process.
Nothing ruins the appeal of turning your new house into a home as quickly as finding out you need to rewire the entire structure or are at risk for other hazards.
Especially when you could have avoided the problem from the beginning.
The information gathered from a home inspection report can be used to confirm the sale price or to negotiate a lower price based on pre-existing conditions.
Most people see real estate inspections as a superficial task. Just another step in the process of buying your home. However, a thorough inspection of your prospective property and house can serve a much larger purpose than simply finding out whether you have a fixer upper on your hands.
An inspection can also serve as a negotiation tactic of sorts, helping you drive down the price of your purchase while allowing you to make a more informed decision about the entire purchase itself.
For example, finding out that you will need to rewire the home in the near future can provide a basis for asking for a lower price given the concrete evidence that repairs will need to be performed.
Or perhaps, you could leverage the knowledge gained from an inspection into asking the current owner to perform the repairs before continuing.
While home inspections may turn up very few problems. Being able to make a more informed decision and knowing exactly what you are buying will not only help give you peace of mind, it can help you save money in the long run as well.
Hook and Ladder Inspections provides residential and commercial inspections in San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley areas of Texas. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.