Purchasing a new home is one of the largest investments most people will make in their lifetime. The process of buying a home is an exciting and fun time but is also very emotional and most of the time very stressful. This emphasizes the need for an unbiased, third party home inspection which can bring perspective and peace of mind to the process. A well trained, experienced home inspector can save potential home buyers literally thousands of dollars in repair cost for deficiencies in the home that were either not disclosed or not evident.
Are you preparing your home to place it on the market? Most informed buyers will probably have a third party inspection performed on your home prior to closing. An inspection will almost always reveal the need for some deficiencies to be corrected before the buyers move forward on the purchase of the house. This could place you, as the seller, in a position to do some quick, hasty repairs to meet time constraints of the sales contract, which could cost considerably more than if you had time to do the repairs in a leisurely manner. Getting your home inspected before you put it on the market will help eliminate these kind of surprises and could save a lot of money on repair costs.
If you own a new home and your 1 year builders warranty is about to expire, you should consider having your home inspected by a professional residential home inspector. Quite often problems and deficiencies in a new home will begin showing up in the first year of the home’s life. Having an inspection done a few weeks to a month before your warranty expires will give you time to notify the builder of items that are in need of repair. These repairs should all be made at the builders expense possibly saving you many times the cost of the inspection. If no problems are found you will have the peace of mind knowing your home is in great condition for years to come.