Three Reasons Not to Skip Calling a Property Inspector

Buying a home can be a stressful but exciting process. There is a lot to think about and decide on, and you want to be sure that you are making informed decisions every step of the way. One of the best ways to learn about your new home and any potential issues or problems with it is by hiring a home inspector. AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service can send a property inspector to the Chanhassen home you are thinking of purchasing, and he or she can thoroughly inspect the house and property to see what problems there are with it, if any. Here are a few other reasons you definitely need to have a home inspection before you go through with the purchase of the house.

It gives you an “out.”

Let’s say you call a property inspector and they come out and find a slew of problems with the home. There are mold and mildew issues and the HVAC system does not work at all. If you determine these issues are too much to try to fix, then you can back out of the deal and try to find another house that is more suitable for you and your family.

It shows any illegal additions or other installations.

If the house you are trying to buy has any additions or other added construction that was not done legally and/or up to code, then your property inspector will find that out for you. Illegally added rooms and additions affect your homeowners’ insurance, taxes, usability and the overall value of your home, so you want to be sure that if any additions were made, they were done properly and legally. Otherwise, you could end up spending far more than what you were banking on.

It gives you more room for negotiation.

If your property inspector finds problems with the home, not all is lost and you don’t necessarily have to back out of the deal if you love the house. But the results of the property inspection could give you more wiggle room in terms of what you pay for the home. The seller might be willing to reduce the price of the house or have those issues fixed before they sell it to you.

These are just a handful of reasons you should call us to get a property inspector scheduled for a home inspection.

For more information on how to get a property inspector in Chanhassen, call AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service at 952-854-5110 or Contact Us.