If you are in the process of buying a home, you must know of the importance of getting a home inspected before making an offer. Here are four reasons why it's so important:
Check for Electrical Issues: You don't want to walk into your new home with present electrical issues, especially ones you didn't know about. This is because faulty wiring can definitely lead to a potential house fire if it's not something that is addressed right away. The cost of fixing this faulty wiring can also be costly, which means right away, you are faced with an up-front cost of fixing up your new home that you might not have expected. It's much better to catch this problem from the home inspection and negotiate with the current owner of the house to either have the issue fixed or to lower the price of the home.
Check for Foundation Issues: If there is a problem with the foundation of the home, this is another high expense that you aren't going to want to face right upon moving in. If the issue is not corrected or even found after you have moved in, even a small storm could lead to serious water damage to your home, especially in the basement.
Check for Roofing Issues: You don't want to have a problem with the roofing upon moving in, especially if it's a leak that you were unaware of. Having the current owner make the repairs to the roof before you move in is the best way to ensure that you don't have to deal with a possible high cost of repairs. While fixing a leak is minor, you never know what other kind of damage might be up there that will lead to the need for full-blown repairs or possibly even replacement.
Check for General Issues: Finally, the home inspection is going to find any other small and large issues that might be present. While some of these smaller issues you might be equipped to handle on your own, especially after negotiating on the home price, the larger ones might need some looking at to figure out the best way to take care of it. Obviously, you don't want any kind of plumbing issue to be handled upon you moving in because it could mean days or even weeks without running water. This is something to negotiate with the current owner.
If after having the inspection done, the current homeowners is not negotiating with you, you might consult with a real estate attorney who can provide you with the knowledge of how to best protect your rights in this situation.
Hello, I'm Christina Miller. Have you ever been fascinated with why the law works the way it does? Ever since I was in junior high, I had an intense interest in anything related to our legal system, whether it be a crime drama on television, a judge show or a legal case covered on the news. I followed it all. As time progressed, I began learning about how the actual legal system worked and not just the fictionalized version of our legal system. This has lead me to start writing my own blog posts about law that I hope will help others.