Shopping for a new home can be an incredibly exciting time in your life, but nothing puts a bigger damper on the experience than moving into your new investment only to find a multitude of problems you had no idea about. Even properties that seem perfectly fine during your initial tour may have several issues that aren’t obvious at first glance. That’s just one of the many reasons why you should always hire a professional home inspector before signing on the dotted line.
Like we already mentioned, your initial inspection of the house may not really indicate that anything is wrong with it. Hopefully that’s because the house is actually in great shape. Unfortunately, there are countless problems that may only be noticeable by an experienced inspector. A home inspector not only knows what type of problems and signs to look for, but they have the necessary tools needed to check for things like adequate insulation, mold growth, and other significant but hard to spot issues.
Another reason to hire an inspector is because your one-year warranty period may be effectively useless when it comes to some of the larger problems new homeowners typically encounter. There may be warning signs in the property of problems that may not become an issue for years. By hiring an inspector, you can ensure they alert you of any early symptoms of a larger and deeper problem that could rear its head once your warranty is up.
An experienced home inspector can also help you ensure you aren’t spending too much on the property. Even if the inspector uncovers a few problems, you still may want to purchase the house. However, with this new information about possible defects and potential repairs needed, you may be able to successfully negotiate a lower price.
If you need a home inspection performed in Northern New Jersey, then please do not hesitate to contact Cornerstone Home Inspections today.