An inspection is a good investment
Whether you're buying or selling a home, it's crucial to include a thorough home inspection as part of the process. It's something consumers often overlook because, as we all know, buying or selling a home can get expensive and expenses add up quickly. While it might be tempting to ignore this piece of the puzzle, it's one of those investments that are a real payoff in the end. Here's why:
- Consumers can only see so much on pre-owned homes. A home inspection goes beyond the cosmetic to give buyers a clear look at what's behind the walls.
- From a new-construction standpoint, consumers often think an inspection on a brand new home is a waste, but things do come up that aren't found on a building or city inspection. For example, the hot and cold water indicators on faucets may have been inadvertently reversed. A minor fix, to be sure, but potentially dangerous for families with small children.
- From a seller's standpoint, offering an inspection to potential buyers goes a long way to ensure peace of mind.
- The cost of inspections hasn't increased by more than $50 in the last 10 years; total cost is about $250 to $300, so the expense is well worth it.
The bottom line is that a home inspection is the best financial investment consumers can make.CONTACT TONYA PEEK AND TIFFANY SHARKEY FOR RECOMMENDATIONS ON GREAT HOME INSPECTORS 972-977-2254.