Home buyers often question the value of a home inspection. They get tempted to “move things along” in the purchasing process, or they want to entice sellers to accept their offer by waiving the inspection. However, a home inspection is a vital part of the home-buying process—one that you can’t afford to skip. In fact, our inspection team at Wall 2 Wall Property Inspections can give you a few reasons why a residential inspection is essential.
1. Make an informed decision.
Before purchasing a home, you want to know as much as you can about it. No one likes surprises, especially when they come in the form of a broken water heater or cracked foundation. The home inspection gives you the information you need to decide whether to follow through with the purchase. It hones in on major issues so they surface before you sign on the dotted line.
2. Protect your investment.
Buying a house is a big investment. You want to choose the right home at the right price. A home inspection helps you make sure you’re putting the right amount of money into the right property.
3. Gain purchasing power.
After the home inspection is complete, you as the buyer may have the opportunity to go back to the seller to request repairs or an adjusted purchase price, based on issues found during the inspection. However, with that inspection report, it’s hard to have the leverage you need to go back to the negotiation table.
4. Plan for future upgrades or repairs.
Part of the home inspector’s job is to give you a head’s up on major repairs that aren’t urgent but that may need to happen in the next few years. This information can help you plan ahead so you aren’t caught off guard when you need to replace the roof or upgrade your windows.
For a quality home inspection in Santa Clara County or San Mateo County, you can rely on our team at Wall 2 Wall. You can find out more about our residential or specialty inspection services today by contacting us at (408) 905-9255, or schedule online anytime.
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