An Inspection is Important to the Home Buying Process

Make a Smart Investment

Buying a home is often the biggest investment a person will make. The home buying process is extensive and time-consuming, from initially viewing the home to closing on the sale. One important part of the process is ordering a professional home inspection to better understand the actual condition of the home. Let’s look at reasons to order a home inspection when you’re buying a property.

A Home Inspection Details Issues with the Property

With such a considerable investment at stake, having the home professionally inspected should be at the top of a homebuyer’s list of priorities. There are many areas of the property that are unseen by buyers when they tour the home. An untrained eye may not notice issues. Problems could reveal themselves after the sale and are often costly to repair. A professional home inspector will identify defects and potential problems in the roof, structure, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Know that Your New Home is Safe

In addition to assessing the roofing and plumbing system, a home inspector will test wiring and look for structural issues. Home inspectors check every aspect of a house, including appliances and the safety of staircase railings. He or she will test wiring and look for ungrounded outlets. If electrical problems are found or if there are issues with the foundation, you can negotiate with the seller to repair the problems or adjust the sale price before closing.

Home Inspection Tips

When searching for a home inspector, ask about the services they offer with their inspection. Look for ratings online or get references from past clients asking if they would recommend their inspector. Ask if you or the real estate agent can be present to learn about the home during the inspection.

Red Leaf Home Inspections offers services in North Vancouver Island. When you’re buying a home, contact us to request an appointment.