Purchasing a home is one of the largest and most complicated financial decisions most people will make in their lifetime. Your house is not only a building, but an investment into your family’s future. This purchase is important to understand the condition of the property before signing on the dotted line.
A home inspection will assess your potential home for fire hazards, building code, safety, and health risks. Home inspections should be completed by licensed and registered home inspectors, such as those you will work with at Beryl Engineering and Inspection.
There are a few things that every home buyer should know about getting their home inspection done:
- Inspections are optional but necessary for buyers– as long as the property has no open permits, an inspection before you move into a home is not necessary. However, knowing a home’s potential problems is a fantastic way to know what you are getting yourself into and also to negotiate the price of the home or having the seller complete repairs before closing on the home.
- The Inspection is the Buyer’s Responsibility- In order to negotiate on a price, a home inspection is necessary to provide evidence of defects to the property. Hiring a home inspector is always the burden of the home buyer. This fact means that the inspector works for the buyer, not the seller. The buyer gets to choose the inspector, not your realtor.
- Home Inspections Don’t Cover Everything- Home inspector will not look inside the walls, chimneys, septic tanks, or outdoor structures such as sheds and barns.
- You Can Back Out of The Sale- If your inspection report comes back with extensive repairs needing to be done, the buyer always has the advantage in negotiations as the seller needs to disclose these defects to future buyers should the deal fall through. This event would be triggered if the seller won’t negotiate completing the repairs or lowering the price.
A home inspection is the best way to make the most knowledgeable decision on where to invest, call Beryl Engineering and Inspection for a consultation today!