In your excitement to buy a home, it’s easy to miss a small crack in the foundation, some leaky pipes under the house, or a roof that needs to be replaced.
The sellers worked hard to make the home look as desirable as possible, but looks don’t tell the whole story. That’s where your home inspection comes in.
Your home purchase is one of the biggest investments of your life, and it’s important to know exactly what you’re buying. The best way to ensure this is through a professional home inspection.
Home Inspection Gives Buyer Peace of Mind
Once you have made an offer on the home of your dreams, and the seller has accepted, it’s time to get a home inspection. A home inspection can help you avoid any nasty surprises after closing a loan.
In Florida, a seller is obligated by law to disclose to a potential buyer any material defects that the Buyer cannot readily see that affect the value of the property, but a buyer cannot rely just on that. Sometimes the seller is not aware of defects, so a home inspection can save you lots of money.
In some cases, a home inspection will reveal serious problems that must be corrected before the transaction can be completed. A home inspection is in the buyer’s best interest.
RE/MAX Premier Group will be happy to help you locate experienced, licensed home inspectors to complete a comprehensive home inspection. A home inspection should include the most common problem areas known to creep up in a home or on surrounding property. Your home inspection should include all of the following that apply to the property you want to purchase:
- Exterior grading
- Electrical system
- Plumbing system
- Water heater
- Air conditioning
- Crawl spaces
- Sprinkler system
- Swimming pool
- Septic tank
- Sea wall
A home inspection will help you and you lender identify problems with the home you want to purchase. Based on a home inspection report, you will be able to rest easy knowing the home you are purchasing is up to par. Or, based on a home inspection you will be able to anticipate the cost of repairs needed to bring the home up to your standards.