There are a lot of myths surrounding home inspections. One reason myths are allowed to perpetuate is because home inspections aren’t the subject of daily conversations. However, before you purchase your home, you must take the time to become more informed about home inspections, and you can start by debunking some myths.
Myth No. 1: You shouldn’t hire a home inspector.
Many people think that home inspections are only for the sellers. They think it’s the sellers responsibility to document what’s wrong with the house. However, as the seller, you must due diligence is your responsibility.
At Inspection Plus, we encourage every potential home buyer to get a home inspections. Our home inspection report will outline potential problems that can cost buyers thousands in the future.
Myth No. 2: Home inspections are a waste of money.
If you are searching for a home, then it makes sense to save money wherever you can. Unfortunately, many people choose to save money by skipping their home inspection. This is a big no, no. In fact, skipping your home inspection can cost you thousands in repairs. Instead of risking costly repairs, get a home inspection before you purchase a home.
Myth No. 3: A new home doesn’t need an inspection.
If you are like many new buyers, you assume that homes that are newly built don’t require an inspection. You assume that the general contractor who was responsible for building the home followed all the prescribed guidelines to ensure the home was built according to code. In a perfect world you would be correct; however, we don’t live in a perfect world. Many contractors cut corners when they build a home because they want to save money. When this happens the repairs can cost you a fortune. Get a home inspection by a professional and uncover any problems that may require repairs in the future.
Myth No. 4: You can determine your home’s value with an inspection.
Although a home inspection is valuable, it doesn’t determine the value of your home. Home inspectors evaluate homes to for repairs. They do not compare your home to other homes or assess how much your home is worth on the market. If you need your home valued, you should hire a professional who performs valuations or property assessments.
Home inspections help you determine potential problems associated with a home. At Inspections Plus, we conduct thorough assessments to ensure potential homeowners, such as yourself, are fully aware of all the system problems we come across in the home. If you are purchasing a home, give us a call so we can perform a home inspection for you.