The Importance of Getting a Home Inspection Before Buying a Home

The Importance of Getting a Home Inspection Before Buying a Home

When you make a commitment to buy a home, it is likely the largest investment that you will ever make. Homes are more than just a place to hang your hat. A home is also an asset, one that can become cumbersome financially if you aren’t prepared in advance. One of the single most important things you can do to prepare for what lies ahead if to get an inspection.

 

Not only will the inspection give you a heads-up on small to large issues concerning the state of the home, but it can also help you save money up front. If your inspection unveils particular issues, they can be used as a negotiation point with the seller. This could reduce the initial cost of the home purchase, or the seller could agree to fix the issues prior to closing; either way you win, and it’s a direct result of having an inspection completed.

 

However, not all inspections were created equal. HAS Inspections engages in a comprehensive service that includes taking photographs of the home during the inspection and then drafting an extensive report with any findings. Some inspectors will base their research on what they find online, and then give only a basic summary of their findings.

Our HAS Home Inspector will conduct the following individual inspection steps:

  • Outside of the home
  • Crawl space and foundation
  • Roof
  • Landscaping
  • Sprinkler system
  • Driveway
  • Pool enclosure
  • Exterior doors and locks
  • Pool
  • Electrical system
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Windows
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Appliances
  • Smoke alarms
  • Walls and ceilings
  • Carpets, tile and flooring
  • Attic
  • Attic ventilation
  • Insulation

Think of it this way: a home inspection will cost less than a quarter of a percent of the purchase price of a home. More often than not the inspection will reveal issues that cost significantly more to resolve, and if negotiated properly, the inspection will end up paying for itself easily. Contact HAS Inspections today to learn more!

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