Why an Inspection is Necessary Before Buying a Home

For most people, purchasing a home is the largest investment they will make in their lifetimes. With so much at stake, it’s only natural to take every precaution possible to protect your investment and ensure you are making a prudent purchase.

One of the precautions that prospective homebuyers need to take is having a home inspection performed. Here are three reasons why:

  • A home inspector is an objective professional and he or she will provide you with an unbiased synopsis of the current state of the property. As nice as the current homeowner may seem, he or she may be a bit biased in their assessment of the state of the roof, electric system, piping system etc. Ultimately, you want as much unbiased information as possible when deciding whether or not you want to go through with such a large purchase, and a home inspector will provide you with invaluable information that will either encourage or discourage you from purchasing.
  • It provides you with an “escape clause.” Having a home inspection performed provides you with a chance to back out of the deal should the findings be unfavorable. As such, you can escape from going through with the deal, which could save you thousands of dollars and headaches in the process. In addition, you can also use a home inspection as a bargaining chip if you’re still interested in the home, but know you will need to “fix some things up.”
  • Peace of mind. A home inspection will often provide you with a true peace of mind, as you will know your prospective new home will be safe for you and your family to live in, and you will not need to worry anytime soon about having a roofing issue, pest control issue or some other sort of problem that could make you your and family’s life miserable.

To learn more about the benefits of having a home inspection performed, contact Cornerstone Home Inspections today.