Cool video by RGC Home Inspections –
It outlines the 9 reasons to get a home inspection.
1 – It provides a way out
Usually the last point of exit in the home buying process is once you get the inspection report, then you can use this to either bargain for a better deal or decide that what was found was too much.
2 – It ensures the safety of the home
They check all the systems of the home to make sure that the home is structurally sound. You wouldn’t want to move your family into a house held up by a cracking foundation, or a leaking roof, or one that has mis-installed electrical components.
3 – It can reveal illegal additions
If you decide to get a home inspection that covers additions, and assesses permits, then the inspection can reveal illegal additions that were built without city permission.
4 – Protection from the Unexpected
You wouldn’t want to move into a new home without first knowing that everything in the home is going to last you for years to come. How would you feel if the roof needed to be replaced after 3 months, or the foundation leaked?
5 – It can be used as a negotiating tool
As I mentioned earlier, you can use what is found in the inspection to bargain with the home-owner. Often times getting a better deal than expected.
6 – Gives you an idea of upgrades needed in the future.
Good inspectors often give you an idea of the life left in a component of the home if it is needing to be replaced soon. They have trained eyes that catch the small points of interest better than you or I
7 – Identifies any deal-breakers that you may want to use as your way out
If there is a big repair such as a foundation crack, or mould, you may want to back out of the deal.
8 – You can utilize the inspectors expertise to ask any questions
Inspectors are hired to be your own personal consultants, and you should always ask questions if you don’t know about something, or if you see something that worries you.
9 – It reveals the overall state of the house
The inspection will reveal the overall health of the home, and will be outlined over the course of a few pages for you to review and use upon future times.
Hope you enjoyed this valuable video, I know I did.