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  • How important is a home inspection?

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019   /   by Justin Critchfield & Michelle Aspseter

    How important is a home inspection?

    How important is a home inspection? 

    The best time for an inspection is when you are buying a home and are under contract. 

    It is recommended you hire a professional home inspector. They are going to come in and are going to inspect 300 things in your home from electrical appliances to plumbing and roof. The list is extensive. 

    99% of the time it is found that you end up with stuff that is going to cost you even more than what the home inspection costs you. The good news is in this time period you can negotiate that. You can negotiate with the seller to fix it or you can get a credit for the property so that the repairs can be done later. 

    When it comes to some of the major stuff it’s pretty hard to tell unless you have a professional home inspector checking everything. They will check all the leaks, roofing and all of the major stuff in your home for you. 

    What does a home inspection usually cover?

    A home inspection usually covers:

    • Heating system

    • Central air conditioning system

    • Interior plumbing

    • Electrical systems

    • The roof

    • The attic

    • Visible insulation

    • Foundation

    • Windows

    • Doors

    • Ceilings

    • Walls

    • Floors

    • Regular appliances

    What about new construction homes?

    When it comes to new construction homes they should also be inspected by independent home inspectors. Yes, the builder has their home warranty, however, there are things you will find down the road when selling that property 6-10 years later. 

    These could be things never found by the builder and after so many years the home warranty has expired and you have to pay some $5,000 for the fixes. 

    Therefore, always get a home inspection whether it’s on a used property or on a brand new one.

    Please feel free to reach out for more information on purchasing or selling a home.