Why Do I Need A Home Inspection
The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. You should know exactly what to expect – both indoors and out – in terms of needed and future repairs and maintenance. A fresh coat of paint could be hiding serious structural problems. Stains on the ceiling may indicate a chronic roof leakage problem.
After the Home Inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of the property you are about to purchase, and be able to make your decision confidently.
The Home Inspection Contingency
Your first clue that a home inspection is important is that it can be used as a contingency in your purchase offer. This contingency provides that if significant defects are revealed by a home inspection, you can back out of your offer, free of penalty, within a certain timeframe. The potential problems a home can have must be pretty serious if they could allow you to walk away from such a significant contract.
The Inspection Report will provide you with a professional opinion as to the condition of the home, so that you can avoid any unpleasant surprises later.
The Inspection will also point out positive aspects of the building, as well as the type of maintenance needed to keep it in good condition.