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Why Is It Worth Investing Into Home Inspection Before Buying A Home?

By : John Martino | In : Home Inspections

It is not easy to find a home that hits all the check marks of your dream home. And when you finally find one after all the efforts you have put in, you fall in love with the property and want to finalize the deal as soon as possible. But wait a minute! Are you sure that this home is up to the mark, safe, in good shape and worth the price you are ready to pay for it? Home inspection is the only answer to these questions.

There is nothing wrong in falling in love with a home, but some important decisions in life – like buying a home – must be taken rather rationally. You must get the property inspected by a qualified independent home inspector especially when you have liked a particular home so much. Home inspection will help you know whether or not the home has any issues and if it does it will be mentioned in the report presented by the inspector. Such report will be of a great help to you. Here are some of the important reasons why home inspection is a necessity!

To know the structural strength of the building:

A home may look perfectly fine at first glance to an inexperienced eye. But to know the real condition of the home you need an expert who is experienced and has appropriate tools to check various parts of the home. It is possible that the home owners would have covered major structural issues tactfully which an ordinary person cannot find; however, such cover-ups are easily uncovered by a qualified home inspector. Structure of the home includes walls, attics, basement, crawl spaces; foundation of the building etc. Home inspector will thoroughly check all these to find any sign of trouble.

To detect any kind of infestation:

There are many different types of creatures ready to claim their home in buildings, which include rodents, termites, fungus, and even birds. It is not easy to get rid of these creatures and if you buy a home which is infested by any of these bugs or animals, then you will surely have to spend a fortune to make your home bug-free. Thus it is important to make sure that the home you are about to buy is free of all these creatures. Home inspector will be able to detect the signs of such infestation and also the extent of the infestation.

To know the working condition of the home:

A home includes various systems such as plumbing, drainage, electrical and mechanical. If any one of these systems is out of order or is not working properly, you will have to spend a lot of time and money in getting them fixed. Proper working condition of these systems is important for the safely of your family. A trained and experienced home inspector will check all these systems of the home and will guide you accordingly.

Conclusion:

When you are already ready to spend your lifetime’s savings on your dream home that you have been planning to buy since a long time, you should always take extra care in making sure that you have taken the right decision. Hire an Independent Home Inspector to get unbiased home inspection report, it will help you find a property that is worth the value you are ready to spend and also help in making sure that the home is safe for you and your family.

John Martino (64 Posts)

LookSmart Home Inspections, LLC is owned and operated by John Martino. He has successfully performed over 3000 inspections for clients throughout northern and central NJ and has an exemplary track record of customer satisfaction. Mr. Martino completed a 300-hour approved NJ Home Inspector training program and was mentored by one of the most respected names in NJ home inspections. He continues to attend over 30 hours of continuing education classes each year.


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Buying a house is one of life’s biggest decisions. Before you close, you’ll want a professional inspection of the house to ascertain its true condition. John Martino is a formally trained New Jersey home inspector and member of the American Society of Home Inspectors...ReadMore