If you are in the market to purchase a home, then it’s essential for you to get a home inspection. With the goal of purchasing a home that will provide shelter for your family, it’s critical that your home meets local standards. A home inspection can help you determine if the house you like meets those standards. Unfortunately, there are many myths about home inspections that continue to prevail. Our team at Inspection Plus wants to help you dispel those myths so that you can avoid common pitfalls many buyers make.
Myth #1. All Home Inspectors Are the Same
All home inspectors aren’t created equal, much like licensed professionals in other industries. With many of the components of the home inspection being subjective, it’s important that you hire a professional who has a keen eye for hidden problems or situations that could cause problems in the future. The best way to do this is by hiring a home inspector who has years of experience and who remains up-to-date with changes within the industry.
Myth #2. You Can’t Be There During the Inspection
The idea that you can’t be at the house during the inspection is false. You can. In fact, it’s in your best interest to be there to ensure you understand the recommendations your inspector makes at the end of the inspection. When you are there during the inspection, your home inspector can provide you with more insight about the real condition of the home and its systems. Missing your home inspection puts you at a disadvantage because you don’t have all the information you need about the home you are purchasing.
Myth #3. You Don’t Have to Inspect a New Construction
All too often, people purchasing a new home believe that they don’t have to get a home inspection. Since the home was built to meet local construction ordinances and rules, they wrongly assume that they can save a few bucks and skip the inspection. Believing this could cause you a lot of problems in the future. Every home that’s purchased should be inspected. If you are worried about the cost of an inspection, then you should consider the cost of fixing problematic systems that could cost you thousands in the future.
Myth #4. Getting Your Home Appraised Negates the Need for a Home Inspection
A home appraisal is much different than a home inspection. A home appraisal determines what your home is worth; it doesn’t uncover hidden problems with your home. Your home inspection helps you locate problems that could affect the value of your home, but it’s not the same as an appraisal. If you skip a home inspection because you got an appraisal, you may find that your new home has a lot of problems later.
At Inspection Plus, our goal is to keep you informed by providing you with information about the home you want to purchase. We do this by remaining compliant with the rules and regulations concerning our licenses and industry changes. If you need a home inspection, don’t hesitate to contact us today.