Importance of a Home Inspection
One of the key checkpoints that anyone buying or selling a home must meet is having a home inspection prior to closing the deal. In either case, a home inspection not only gives you a sense of what needs to be done repair-wise to a home, but it also protects you from any liabilities that may arise down the road if these issues weren’t discovered during an inspection. For example, you could uncover major issues such as termites or a foundation problem.
A home inspection is carried out by a professional and is a thorough assessment of every aspect of the home, from plumbing to electrical, and of every nook and cranny, from the exterior of the home down to the appliances. The condition of the home is graded depending on how well or poorly a home inspection goes. The best part is that everything is out in the open for the home buyer or seller to know, which means they can go ahead and close the deal with confidence.
A home inspection is not an option—it’s a necessity. Make sure you use a reputable company or individual to ensure a proper inspection is conducted. If ever asked to waive a home inspection during the offer process, it may be best to consider walking away.