A home inspection is an integral part in making an informed decision concerning the purchase of a new home. It
offers a great deal of information that can be useful to home buyers as well as sellers. Take moment to read through
this list of benefits you may receive from an objective home inspection.
1. Can A Home Inspection Inform Me Of Necessary Repairs?
Home inspections are not just for home buyers. Those who are considering putting their home on the market can use a home
inspection to understand what repairs are necessary for the home. You can then make the repairs to increase the value of
your home before putting it on the market.
2. Will A Home Inspections Give You an Idea of the Condition of the Home?
As a home buyer, you certainly want to know the condition of the home you are attempting to buy. There are many things
that may remain hidden to your eyes that a certified home inspector can spot. Things such as the condition of the foundation
and roof will help to give you an overall understanding of the condition of the home.
3. Can Home Inspections Help Get Homeowners Insurance?
Homeowners insurance is a necessity when purchasing a home and is also a fairly big expense on its own. A good home
inspection report may help you to get a bit of a discount on your premiums.
4. Will A Home Inspections Bring a Lower Purchase Price?
A home inspection can turn up problems that may not be overly serious, but could result in a lower purchase price on the
home. Armed with a home inspection report, you may be able to negotiate a lower price because of certain problems that
affect the value of the home.
5. Can A Home Inspections Keep Me From Buying a Lemon?
Just as there are lemon vehicles, there are lemon homes. You don’t want to be stuck with either. A thorough home
inspection can keep you from purchasing a home with too many problems to fix or can spot major problems that affect the
habitability of the house. If you are looking for a fixer-upper, that is one thing, but if you want a quality home, a home
inspection can keep you from buying a home you will have to spend your weekends repairing.
6. Are Home Inspections Done by Objective Third Parties?
Home inspections should be performed by someone who is not affiliated with the home buyer or seller. They should be
objective in their assessment as its trustworthiness is essential to the home buying process. If you do not trust the person
performing the home inspection, you should not hire them, or you should seek a second opinion.
7. Should I Receive a Summary Report With A Home Inspection?
Keep in mind that you are to receive a summary of the home inspection (it is a requirement). This report is intended to
report any aspect of the home that does not perform as it is intended to do and that may require further attention. These are
aspects of the home that may affect its habitability. This summary may not include all items that are “wrong” with the home,
only serious issues. Therefore, you should certainly read more than just the summary of the home inspection.
8. Will A Home Inspection Prove You are Making a Sound Investment?
Because of the amount of the investment, you may be feeling quite a bit of anxiety as to whether or not you are making a
good decision. A home inspection can help to ease this anxiety if it turns out the home has no serious deficiencies or issues
9. Should A Home Inspection Offer Clarity?
You have undoubtedly looked over the home you are considering for purchase and may have some doubts about certain
aspects of the home. A home inspection can evaluate these possible trouble spots and clarify if they are indeed a serious
issue or not. You can take the home inspection report to repair experts and get an idea of just how much it will cost in
money and time to fix the problems.
10.Should Home Inspectors Be Certified?
When choosing the individual to perform your home inspection, you should keep in mind that home inspectors in the state of
Arizona must be licensed and insured to perform home inspections as well as keep continuing education requirments. If your
state requires a home inspection license, do not hire a home inspector that cannot produce one.