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Why Are Home Inspections Crucial?

by: lauren, on November 18, 2021 - Home Buyer Tips jeff quintin

Here’s why a home inspection is necessary when buying a house.

Why are home inspections so important? If you’re buying a home, you want to get it inspected to find out a few things. Mainly, you need to know whether the mechanical systems, such as the plumbing, heating, and air conditioning, are in good shape or not. The home inspection clause is designed to allow you an inspection and find out if there are any defects with the home. If there are any defects, we’ll bring them to the seller and see if they’re willing to repair or replace those items. 

The home inspection is not for cosmetic or superficial maintenance items, such as a door being off its hinge or other minor things. The home inspection is for the major systems and aspects of the property, such as the mechanical systems, the roof, the home’s structure, etc. You want a professional home inspector to go through them all thoroughly, so you know what you’re getting into with that house. The good news is that once you get a home inspection that reveals everything about the home, we’ll get an estimate for anything that needs to be done, and either the seller will take care of it, or they’ll give you a credit to do it yourself when the property is yours. 

“The home inspection is not designed for cosmetic or superficial maintenance items.”

The goal isn’t to negotiate an excellent deal for the home, then come back and beat the seller up about the home inspection. In the end, the seller gets to sell their house knowing they’re giving the buyer a nice home, and the buyer has the peace of mind that the house they’re buying has been kept up. 

If you have any questions or thoughts about home inspections or are considering putting your home on the market, reach out to us directly via phone or email. We would love to help you.