Why Home Inspections Shouldn’t Be Overlooked
While sometimes neglected, home inspections are recommended before purchasing a new home. Even though many think the value of having a professional evaluate the conditions of a home does not always justify the cost, this step can be a life saver when it comes to serious issues that are not easily spotted.
Here are three ways that having a home inspector recommended by your South Florida real estate professional can benefit a buyer.
Stop Small Problems From Becoming Big Ones
A small crack in a home foundation may not seem like a deal-breaker to some, but experts know that this seemingly minor problem will mean major repairs later on. An early diagnosis is essential, as some buyers may not have budgeted for the added cost down the line. Not to mention, it will also save the new homeowner from the stress of a major repair after the contract is signed.
Uncovered issues that worsen over time will cost homeowners more than time and aggravation. The major repairs needed to remedy said problems will require the new buyer to shell out the big bucks for a fix at some point. Homeowners can also save cash by negotiating a cheaper price if significant repairs are uncovered. Similarly, a buyer can opt to include in the contract that the seller must make some of said repairs. The inspection ultimately puts more power in the hands of the buyer.
Safety & Peace of Mind
If saving money and frustration doesn’t convince a buyer that a home inspection is a sound investment, ensuring the safety of his family or even himself should. Many of the issues inspectors uncover every day are not visible upon first glance to the average homebuyer, and yet, that doesn’t make them any less dangerous. Damage to a roof could mean more than a leaky ceiling — it could mean a cave in when a homeowner least expects it. The peace of mind provided by having a reputable professional evaluate the space is invaluable.
At Stein Posner, we’re dedicated to seeing our clients through every aspect of the transaction, and that includes recommending only the most trusted home inspectors. If you have questions about a future home purchase, call a South Florida real estate professional at our office today.