When a buyer typically buys a house along the Jersey Shore, the contract sets a certain amount of time for a home inspection to be completed. It is customary for some form of a home inspection to be done during the home purchasing process, but is it always necessary? Yes, 99% of the time a home inspection should be done.
Here are 5 reasons why you should want a home inspection when buying a home along the Shore.
1.Provides for a way out
A home inspection done by a qualified and experienced home inspector could reveal critical problems with the home. This makes buyers aware of what all needs to be done in the home and addresses any major issues that may have been found. A buyer then has to determine if they are comfortable with the findings and, if it not, it provides the last opportunity to back out of the offer to buy the home.
2.Safety Awareness Issues
A home inspection can alert buyers to any safety issues that may be in the home such as high levels of radon or mold.
If the home inspection reveals major issues that need to be resolved it provides an opportunity for buyers to ask that those items be addressed by the seller or request that they offer a price reduction to accommodate those issues. An experienced realtor can assist with negotiating a deal.
4.Potential Future Costs
A home inspection will examine all the major systems in a home, such as the heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical components. Many times the inspection report can provide an idea of how long you can expect some of those systems to last before needing to be replaced. This helps you plan for large future expenses that may be needed in the home in the years to come.
5.Know What You’re Purchasing
In the end, the number one reason you want to have a home inspection done before buying a home is to know exactly what you are purchasing. Just as you would research any other large purchase, a home should be no different. A home inspection helps you do just that.
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