Having a home inspection done is an essential part of the home buying process. It provides you with information on the home’s condition, so you can factor in the cost of needed repairs before settling on a price.
When it’s time to have an inspection done, avoid making the following mistakes:
- Focusing too much on cost: Hiring the cheapest inspection company could cost you more money down the road when you suddenly encounter problems that you weren’t aware of. Hire a reliable inspector instead.
- Not being there: Going in-person gives you the chance to ask questions about the home’s condition and find out more about it.
- Skipping new construction inspections: New construction should always be inspected in case the contractors made mistakes that could lead to future trouble.
- Expecting precise estimates: Your inspector can tell you about how long certain systems will be good for, such as the central air unit, but it’s only a rough estimate.
- Ignoring the inspector’s advice: Follow up on the inspector’s recommendations before closing on the home.