Why a Home Inspection?

Most homes, whether new or existing should be checked on a routine basis to insure the structure and systems remain functional. Many potential problems can be identified and corrected before they become costly repairs, and an expert can detect faults which an untrained eye might possibly miss. It is prudent to have a home inspection performed anytime a property transferrs in order to protect the investment interests of the new owner. Also, today, many mortgage lenders, including those backed by federal programs are requiring a thorough disclosure of a property's condition prior to loan approval. A new owner should have peace of mind in knowing that their biggest investment has been thoroughly inspected and the findings disclosed before they buy. This allows the purchaser to decide what repairs are mandatory and those which can be done later or by someone other than the current owner/seller. At times, a home inspection's findings may open negotiations in the final purchase price of the property, or, in some cases, the legal right of th the buyer to withdraw the offer without penalty.

Likewise, many sellers choose to have an inspection performed prior to marketing the home in order to allow them the opportunity to make whatever repairs are needed at a cost and within a schedule whch they control, while maintaining a fair market price for the property and avoiding any unexpected surprises once an offer is accepted. In today's marketplace pre-listing inspections are highly recommended by most Realtors.

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