Should I Have My Home Inspected


21 Jan

Source: Careful Home Inspections


The answer is – Absolutely! A new home or any real estate purchase is one of the biggest investments you are likely to make in your lifetime. A thorough home inspection, performed by a licensed home inspector, will ensure that no defect is overlooked. It will provide you with a detailed understanding about your home and equip you with the knowledge needed to make an informed purchasing decision.

The home inspection will objectively look at the major systems of the home including HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Exterior, Interior, Foundation, Roof, and other related components. A home inspection will educate you about not only the current condition of the property but also about important maintenance tips and homeowners notes that will improve the overall efficiency, safety and longevity of the home of your dreams.

Typical home inspection reports can range anywhere from 15-40 pages and include detailed written summaries and photos. While many of the findings from a home inspection are relatively commonplace or minor, there are serious defects that could end up costing you thousands of dollars in the long run or become safety hazards if not properly identified.

TOP 5 HOME INSPECTION FINDINGS:

Foundation Issues

Water Damage (Roof failure, Plumbing, Etc..)

HVAC Underperformance or Failure

Electrical Issues

Numerous safety issues 

Hiring a professional home inspector is one of the best decisions you can make during your home purchase journey. The inspection cost represents a small fraction of your overall purchase investment and can provide peace of mind during the process.