Why Should You Have Your Home Inspected?


Buying a new home may be the biggest investment you’ll ever make. Although the process is very exciting it quickly becomes overwhelming.

While the home you have selected may appear to be just what you’re looking for, how can you be sure there aren’t potentially serious unknown defects which can make your investment a costly one? This is especially true when others in the purchase transaction may be working against your best interests.

Having your home professionally inspected as early as possible in the buying process can save you thousands of dollars on items which you may be able to have the seller or builder correct. ALLVIEW Home Inspections is dedicated to providing you with invaluable information about your new home.

Advantages of Home Inspection by a Certified Professional

The work of Certified Home Inspectors is scrutinized by the institutions of which they are members (GAHI, ASHI, etc.). Inspectors are required to obtain continuing education anually to maintain their certifications. Inspectors must adhere to strict codes of ethics.

Thorough and Complete:
Inspections are conducted in accordance with national standards, ensuring a thorough, methodical coverage of the entire dwelling.

Honest, objective inspections occur because the inspector is impartial to all parties in the transaction, and is not emotionally involved with the house.

Peace of Mind:
A small investment in an inspection before committing to a major purchase such as a home may possibly save you thousands of dollars later. It is another layer in the process to improve the chances of getting a well constructed, safe and functional house.

The buyer is welcome (and encouraged) to attend the inspection. The inspector will spend time with you to explain any points that are uncertain, to provide suggestions on how to correct issues he finds, and give you tips on how best to maintain your new home.

At the completion of the inspection (or shortly after), you are presented with a professionally prepared document that covers everything that was inspected. Color pictures are included to emphasize important issues. You can use this document to help in negotiating the repairs or the price of the property.

Why You Should Not Do Your Own Inspection
· Even if you know a lot about house construction, HVAC systems, electrical code, plumbing and drainage, you are unlikely to be up-to-date with the latest code requirements.
· You are probably not objective because you have a vested interest in the home and you are emotionally involved with the purchase
· If you miss something, the few hundred dollars you saved by doing your own inspection could cost you thousands later. Even worse, you could miss a major safety hazard!

Why Every Homeowner/Buyer Should Have an Inspection
Inspecting a house is a very complex procedure, requiring specialized skills and training. Certified Home Inspectors are trained to methodically and objectively view a house from top to bottom.

Your home is usually your biggest investment. A home inspection helps to assure your investment is a wise and happy one. Being aware of exactly what you are buying can help ease the anxiety associated with purchasing a home. Inspection by an experienced professional will bring you peace of mind.

Even if no problems are found, a home inspection gives you the chance to talk to a knowledgeable professional about your new home, and to ask questions you may have about the operation and maintenance of the house and its systems.

Any purchase agreement for a home should be contingent upon an inspection and the Buyer’s satisfaction as to the condition of the property. Unless the Buyer is very experienced and knowledgeable s/he won’t be able to identify defects, some of which are easily fixed but which can cause significant damage if left unattended, while others are not so evident.

Additionally, most Buyers do not want to crawl around under a house poking at the wood, checking the foundation, and looking for leaky pipes. Home Inspectors do a thorough check inside and out, and give you a detailed written report.

To assist when selling a property it may be helpful to have an inspection prior to putting it on the market. That way a seller minimizes the risk of unpleasant surprises which might cause a lost sale. Also, a good inspector might give you hints and tips to make your property more attractive. Inspectors look at lots of homes – they see which ones sell and they know why.

Go ahead and hire a certified professional! You will sleep better knowing your house was thoroughly inspected by a knowledgeable inspector who has your best interest is mind.

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