Before buying a house, people often seek the expertise of a home inspector. Now, you may wonder what a home inspector does that you cannot do on your own. The answer is: They spot those hidden factors that have the potential to turn your house into one of the costliest investments you had ever made.
There are some home inspectors out there who often forget their responsibilities and commitments towards the client. Of course, we only get to know about them after we hire them. In some cases, you can spot a good home inspector from a bad one fairly early. Following are three signs that will let you know that you hired a good home inspector:
It is highly important for a home inspector to have good bedside manners. If they answer all your questions without being flippant, then you have got a gem on your hands. Since communication is an important key in this job, if your inspector is openly sharing and discussing the details about every interior and exterior problem, then you have found the right professional to help you.
Gives You Advice on the fixes
Our main aim, when hiring a home inspector is to make sure that we are not spending our money on a lengthy fixer upper. If the inspector takes you to every corner of the house and tells you about all the problems, along with advice on how to fix them, then your money is well spent.
Does Not Sugar Coat
If the home inspector says out front that it will cost you a pretty penny to fix or maintain, then he has doine his job. Our inspectors have years of experience and we can spot problem houses based on our experience. Therefore, do not take our words lightly. In fact, you should be happy that we are telling you exactly what you need to hear in order to save money.
Even if we do find a home that needs a lot of repairs, there may be a loan vehicle for you to still purchase the home and have your remediation fees included in the loan. This loan is referred to a 203k or Homestyle loan and is quite popular with some of our preferred lenders. This loan allows you to purchase your dream home and renovate it the way you want as part of the mortgage. Find out more about 203k inspections here. (203K Inspections).
Beryl Engineering and Inspection is a licensed inspection company having over 15 years of experience. Our main aim is to save people the trouble of buying a house that will cost them later. For further information about their services, call at (813) 358-0379.