Why You Really Need A Home Inspection

Apr 30, 2018 | Blog, Buyers, Buying Luxury Homes, First-Time Home Buyers, Need More Space

Share via:

new home
Thinking about skipping the home inspection in order to save a little money? You could end up costing yourself WAY more in the long run! Here’s why we always recommend buyers get a very thorough home inspection done:

Protect Your Investment

Buying a house is probably the single largest investment you’ll ever make and throughout the transaction, we’ll work to ensure you’re getting the best value for your money. Hiring a licensed home inspector can help make sure that your investment will not be wasted on an unsound or unsafe home!

A professional Home Inspector takes a close look beneath a house’s surface, and then prepares a detailed written report for the prospective buyer on things like the condition of the foundation, electrical service, roof, insulation, and other critical structural factors. We know several experienced and trusted Home Inspectors that are familiar with the local area and can help connect you with them when the time comes.

living room

Are They Worth It?

Although costs will vary, you can probably expect to spend $200-500 for an inspection of a single family home. And who pays for it? Well, since the benefit is almost entirely that of the home buyer, it’s usually the buyer who pays the cost of the home inspection–particularly in a hot real estate market, where the home sellers have more leverage.
All things considered, it’s a small price to pay for the peace of mind it provides, and the negotiating power it can give you–especially if it indicates that there are major repairs required, but you decide to make an offer anyway. Most home inspectors are now offering a “re-inspection” service for a small fee so you can make sure that any items were repaired correctly! This is great to do during your final walkthrough for your own peace of mind.
When it comes to making your offer to purchase, our experienced agents can provide you with good advice on how to allow for a home inspection.

Are you looking to buy, sell or rent a home?

You May Also Like

3 Ways to Be A Great Real Estate Agent Over the Holidays | CBE Blog

3 Ways to Be A Great Real Estate Agent Over the Holidays | CBE Blog

5 Ways to Preserve Your Cold Weather Curb Appeal

5 Ways to Preserve Your Cold Weather Curb Appeal

Level-Up Your Smart Home Experience with NFC

Level-Up Your Smart Home Experience with NFC

How to Build A Commercial Real Estate Dream Team

How to Build A Commercial Real Estate Dream Team

Good Eats Virginia: Garrisonville Edition

Good Eats Virginia: Garrisonville Edition

The Top 4 Questions We Get From Renters

The Top 4 Questions We Get From Renters

8 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Fall & Winter 2022

8 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Fall & Winter 2022

Should You Consider Home Staging?

Should You Consider Home Staging?

Pin It on Pinterest