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Why All New Homes Need Inspections

by | May 8, 2019 | Inspection tips

You’re all set to buy a house, and you’ve even got your eye on the perfect one – but will it be the home of your dreams, or a nightmare of a money pit? Without a professional home inspection, you won’t know until it’s too late.

Home inspections are a vital part of the home buying process. Buyers should be wary of purchasing a home until the house has been inspected for hazards that would make it a bad investment. And since many serious hazards are invisible to the untrained eye, this is definitely a job you want to trust to a professional.

 

Here are some of the benefits of having a home inspection, and why all new homes need them.

They Offer Peace of Mind

Professional home inspectors look for problems that the average homebuyer might not even think about. They are able to identify early signs of water damage, structural problems, insect infestations, and mold – all problems that start small, but can cause major headaches down the road. Our experienced inspectors are your first defense against hidden home hazards.

Your Family Will Be Safer

Sometimes tragedies occur that could have been prevented if only someone had taken a closer look. Faulty wiring can lead to house fires, and the presence of carbon monoxide in a home can be deadly if left unaddressed. Keep your family safe by hiring a trained inspector to detect these invisible dangers.

They Can Find Illegal Renovations

Some home renovations or additions aren’t done legally. If extra rooms have been added without a permit, or if anything has been added to the home that doesn’t meet your local building codes, you could be on the hook for a lot of money to fix or remove it. To keep things legal and safe, have your home inspector do research on any changes made to the original structure.

 

They Can Make (Or Break) a Deal

Imagine paying top dollar for a home that contains an ancient hot water heater, or has outdated appliances that have just about reached their end. These factors can be easily identified by your home inspector, and give you the opportunity to negotiate a lower price for your purchase. If too many issues are uncovered, an inspection also gives you a way to get out of buying the home.

 

Your Insurance Company Cares

Your home insurance provider will almost certainly want you to have a home inspection before they insure your home. Insurance companies have to look out for their bottom line, so they definitely don’t want to be surprised by costly repairs down the road that could have been prevented from the start. By having your home inspected, you ensure that your home qualifies for insurance with the provider of your choosing.

 

You Can Trust 1st Choice Inspection Services

You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a test drive, and you shouldn’t buy a house without having it inspected by a skilled professional. Our home inspectors are thorough and courteous. Call us today to find out how we can help you make a good home purchase that you won’t regret.