What You Need to Know About Home Inspections
1) Home Inspections Are Necessary
You cannot skip a home inspection because, in most cases, it is necessary to have one performed in order to finance your potential house. Since it is required, it does little good to try to avoid it or get around it. Instead, utilize the inspection as an opportunity to learn more about the home you are buying.
2) Home Inspection Should Be Professional
A home inspection is not something to just check off of the list of duties to perform before closing on a house. That means choosing an inspector that is professional. If possible, general contractors or people with experience building homes make excellent inspectors.
3) Home Inspection Can Uncover Safety Issues
While inspections can indeed feel like an inconvenience, the issues they uncover may be more than just repair issues. An inspector might find issues of safety, such as:
- Holes in roofing that will allow leaks that lead to water damage and organic growth
- Weak flooring that could collapse and cause harm
- Plumbing issues that could lead to the development of mold-related issues
- Railings that could collapse
If you skip or do not take the inspection process seriously, you may miss imminent safety issues that need to be addressed before you move in.
4) Home Inspection Can Uncover Deal-Breakers
No one wants to think that they have entered into a contract on a house they might break; however, part of the reason the process is lengthy is to give buyers the opportunity to be confident in their purchase. Your professional inspector may uncover issues that are deal-breakers. Deal-breakers are problems that are ultimately too much to overcome and will require you to break the contract. Your inspection process helps you not get stuck in a house with deal-breaker problems.
5) Home Inspection Can Help With Negotiation
The inspector hopefully will not uncover deal-breakers, but they may find issues that can help with negotiation. In this case, the inspection report will be your ally as you sit down at the closing table.
Who Should Inspect Your Potential Home?
You should trust your home inspection to a professional with experience inspecting homes. This person should know exactly those potential problems for which to look. They should be someone without bias, so you can count on their abilities and report. The more detailed a report they make, the better you can determine if you should move forward with your purchase.
One of the keys to making sure your inspection goes well is choosing a quality home builder. A home builder with a track record of constructing homes with excellent materials and building practices will give you the best chance of having a great inspection. Realstar Homes has been building the highest quality homes in the Myrtle Beach area for decades. We have many neighborhoods and communities with a wide range of home styles to suit your specific needs. Contact us today for more information about our homes.