If you’re shopping for a house, you probably have a lengthy to-do list before you can close and move into your new home. Talk to your real estate agent for guidance on the steps you’ll need to take. Buying a home is a huge investment that comes with many responsibilities. Learn as much as you can about the property when you order a home inspection.
Order a Home Inspection to Assess Your Investment
When you order an inspection, a well-trained professional will examine the visible and accessible aspects of the house. He or she will look at the foundation and roofing and check the condition of the heating and cooling system and the electrical system. The inspector tests every outlet and fixture. Your home inspector will provide a report detailing their findings. The inspection report includes information on the condition of each component and system of the house.
A Home Inspection Will Help During Negotiations
With the information provided in your inspection report, you can make decisions about how to negotiate the price of the home. For example, if the inspector finds that the roof is older and needs replacement in the next few years, you can ask the seller to either pay for the replacement or lower the asking price. If the inspection report shows no major problems and the house is in great condition, you’ll know that you’re making a solid investment in a well-maintained home with no pressing issues.
The Inspection Report Allows You to Walk Away from a Home In Poor Condition
If your real estate agent writes the contract contingent on the findings in the home inspection report, you will be able to back out of the purchase if it looks like a bad decision. During the inspection, your inspector may find major issues with the home’s foundation or a severe mold problem in the basement. If there are problems that affect the stability of the structure or your family’s health, you may want to back out of the sale. With the information provided in your inspection report, you can talk to your agent and make a smart decision.
Information in the Report Helps You Plan for the Future
If you move forward with the purchase of the property, use the information from your home inspection to plan repairs and upgrades to the house. The inspection report may note that the light fixtures on the front porch were not operating. This is an opportunity to update the porch and install the lighting that you prefer. After you move in, use the report as a guideline to tackle maintenance issues and make updates around the home. The report will be detailed and thorough and you’ll be able to make a plan to care for your property moving forward.
Valuespec Home Inspection Service provides inspection services to customers in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties. Contact us to schedule an appointment.