Why You MUST Get a Home Inspection

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The Spring Home market is going to be hot. There are probably buyers who will be tempted to remove that home inspection contingency to make their offer win.

Don’t do it. It’s not worth the risk.

Hands down, one of the best pieces of advice you should listen to when it comes to buying a house is to order a home inspection.

Regardless of whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an old pro, you might have on rose-colored glasses when it comes to buying a house – your future home.

Luckily, a certified home inspector has no emotional attachment to your new place and can impartially and appropriately identify structural, electrical and plumbing problems. Plus, this person can offer insight into the safety and value of the house.

Home Inspections Are Worth Every Penny

During your home search, you’ll probably notice the great front yard, charming breakfast nook and spacious bedrooms.

What you won’t notice, however, are the termites in the basement, mold signs in the walls or cracks in the foundation. That’s why it’s important to speak with your real estate agent, who will be able to recommend inspectors who can reliably and responsibly check the nooks and crannies, walls and roofs.

The inspection will cost you five to seven hundred dollars, possibly more. It depends on what type of inspection you’re getting and who is doing it. You can have a general home inspection and do additional termite, fireplace, septic and drain, lead paint, asbestos, and/or radon inspections.

Know whatever the cost; it’s a small price to pay to ensure your home is worth the investment. We’re not just talking about money. We’re talking about time, emotional energy and negative health impacts.

If you do find something that is a deal breaker, you’ll know that you can get away before that home lemon becomes your problem.

Home Inspections Give You Options

Usually home inspections are conducted after an offer is accepted. The inspection also provides leverage for negotiating concessions with the seller before the sale is finalized. Based on the inspector’s detailed report, you’re able to go back to the seller. You can ask to have whatever issues you’d like fixed or addressed before the sale is closed.

In other words, a home inspection allows you to know exactly what you’re buying – and if it truly is the perfect place for you.

You agent can write an offer in such a way that it makes your offer shine…  And still gives you the ability to walk away if the home is a money pit in disguise.

If you have questions, ask a Wissel Homes agent and we’ll be happy to sit down and explain your options.

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The professionals at Wissel Homes know the Central Maryland market because it’s our home too. We live and breathe the local neighborhoods in Howard County, Carroll County, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and more. We understand what it takes to get the job done right. Contact us today to set up an appointment to list your home or to start the home buying process. Let our experience help move you into your dream home.