Why Get My Home Inspected If I'm Not Planning To Sell?
Even if you’re not in the buying/selling market at this point in time, if you own your own home or rental properties, you still may greatly benefit from a Home Inspection.
Having your home inspected every 1-3 years is an inexpensive way to identify and correct all kinds of maintenance issues that might otherwise cause deterioration to the property over time.
Don’t wait for major issues, such as foundation deterioration or water intrusion to clearly show themselves before finding the root cause. Many issues, if identified early on, can be easily fixed as opposed to being allowed to fester and become safety hazards or expensive construction repairs.
A professional home inspection may even serve to identify a situation that exists that has not yet caused damage, but has the potential to cause damage or a health hazard in the future, such as an improperly installed chimney flashing that could eventually allow water intrusion at the roof structure, or a deteriorated gas pipe that may soon develop pin hole leaks.
Consider having a routine maintenance inspection performed each autumn to ensure maximum home safety & efficiency before cold weather sets in.
You may hear (from the builder or others) that a home inspection is unnecessary, that city inspections will be done, that this is an unusual step, etc. However, an inspection conducted at or near the time of your final “walk-thru” can catch important issues, such as for leaks, non-functional outlets, final grading of the lot, flashing problems, appliance operation, voids in mortar, etc.
At some point you will sell your home, and your buyer will likely have your home inspected. Some of the items the inspector catches now may seem minor, but they will come up later in your buyer’s home inspection if they are not corrected. It is in your best interest to have everything nailed down now. If there are items that cannot be fixed before closing, and you cannot delay closing, ask the builder to sign a written list of items to be repaired or completed.
Building a new home can be an exciting and rewarding experience. A new home can deliver the right floor plan and finishes for you. It is a complicated project and huge investment. The support, advice and information that you will gain from a third party inspection is invaluable. Do not leave out this important step in the building process. It is well worth the investment.
Rosie Home Inspections
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A professional home inspection will help you identify the current functionality of any given home, as well as help you anticipate issues that may occur in the future if maintenance does not take place.
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