Some people believe that it is a waste of money to have an inspection done on a home before purchasing. What they don’t know can come back to haunt them though and cost them a lot more money than the original inspection would have cost.
This article lists just some of the reasons that a home inspection should always be performed, especially on an older home.
From the article:
Every home has its secrets. A thorough home inspection will not only reveal these secrets, but provide the home buyer with a degree of confidence in the purchase. In addition to the home appraisal, required by most mortgage lenders, the home inspection will help justify the selling price of the home and, in fact, can be a large factor in negotiations.
Unlike a home appraisal, which only provides a cursory market value for the property, a home inspection offers a detailed analysis of the home’s condition. These inspections, when performed by professional contractors, should include an analysis of the home’s major mechanical systems such as furnace and air conditioning systems, plumbing and electrical components, as well as an overall analysis of the roof.
A home inspection will alert the buyer to any safety concerns or potential threats with the property such as the potential for mold, lead-based paint and asbestos. A qualified home inspector will be able to suggest actions for remediation in these instances. In addition to these environmental concerns, a home inspection will single out any code violations that may be present. This type of problem is quite common in older homes which were “grandfathered” in prior to changes in the local building code. It is important for the home buyer to be aware of these deficiencies and possible hazards.
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