Why get a home inspection?

When you purchase a home, you are making what is usually the single largest investment you’ll make. As with all investments, you want to ensure you get the best value for your hard earned money. This is why more and more homebuyers are turning to trusted home inspections. Prospective home buyers, especially first time home buyers with less experience than a repeat buyer, may not always be able to anticipate potential problems down the line. Here’s where a good and reputable home inspector can help.

A professional home inspector will take a close look beneath what’s on the surface, and then prepares a detailed written report for the prospective buyer on what repair and maintenance work is required now, or is most likely to come in the future. Many can also help you estimate how much this work may cost. The inspector should look at such things as the condition of the home’s foundation, electrical service, roof, insulation, and other structural factors.

We are able to help you connect with an experienced home inspection service in the Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and surrounding areas.

After getting your inspection and when it comes to making your offer to purchase, I can advise you how to allow for a satisfactory home inspection as a condition of your offer. Provided you can obtain the homeowner’s permission a home inspection can be arranged either before your offer is submitted, or after your conditional offer is accepted by the seller. If the conditional offer is accepted, the property owner is temporarily held from accepting any other offers during a specified time period, so that you can get the inspection done and review the report before you’re locked in. More importantly, you have a legal escape route if the report turns up some major negative surprises, such as a bad roof or a crumbling foundation.

For more information about home inspections or real estate in general, give me a call at 519-624-5555 or e-mail me direct faisal@homeshack.com