Last week I mentioned that an inspection on your new home will cost you around $350 – $750 depending on the size of the home. Now I know you may be thinking,
“Wow, that’s a lot of money. The home looked great when we toured it, and it was recently remodeled. I really don’t see a reason for spending a bunch of money for nothing.”
Well, let me stop you right there. There is NO perfect home. Let me say that again…There is NO perfect home.
Even a brand new construction home is bound to have at least one mistake or issue because it is, after all, build by the human hand (and human make mistakes).
But if that knowledge does not sway you, here are three reasons you need a home inspection:
1. Some of the most costly issues in homes cannot be seen. A busted sewer pipe, foundation issues, and termite damage can be difficult to spot but can cost you thousands of dollars to fix.
2. You cannot put a price on safety. Safety issues can be easily overlooked and sometimes completely invisible to homebuyer. Radon gas, carbon monoxide, and mold can be extremely deadly if not detected and treated.
3. Inspections allow you to make a wise decision. Whether it is avoiding a home that needs costly repairs, negotiating repairs with the seller, or ensuring you have the necessary funds for future repairs, an inspection can give you the information that will allow you to make an informed and wise decision about your new home.
While you don’t get your money back on the inspection if the contract falls through, I always suggest getting an inspection on your new home.