If you are buying a home, getting an inspection is an important step as part of your due diligence. A certified home inspector will give you an objective opinion of the condition of your soon-to-be investment.
Depending on the type of home you’re in and where you live, your inspection may differ from the generic checklist above. You may also choose to opt for additional services like mold, sewer/septic scope, and radon testing.
Why do I need to hire a home inspector?
After you are under contract at your potential new house, you’ll want to hire a professional inspector to perform a thorough inspection as part of your due diligence. Often, your real estate agent will recommend a home inspector to you, but you are free to find one yourself.
A home inspector is hired to do a total overview of a house. Home inspections are done to validate the condition of a home and bring to light any potential issues prior to purchase. It’s important to hire a certified home inspector because the real condition of a home is not always apparent to the untrained eye. Even if a home looks like it is in perfect condition, there very well could be some serious structural issues.
Because buying a home is probably the biggest investment that you will make, getting a home inspection gives you the chance to avoid problems down the road. Buying a home is stressful enough, you don’t want to have to worry about problems with the house you were unaware of. Getting a home inspection will ease your mind knowing that you’re making a good investment.
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