There are lots of reasons to get the home you are buying inspected. There are very few reasons not to get a home inspection. The issue of ‘We don't have the money' doesn't count because you shouldn't be buying the house if you don't have a few hundred extra dollars to spend on something important like a home inspection. Most other reasons are similarly flawed. Here's some reasons you'll be real happy you did...
Reason #1: Husband can save himself alot of work...
Why would you spend your hard earned money on an inspector that finds things wrong with your soon to be abode? Because it will save you a boatload of work and honey-dos. An inspector gives you a report on all their findings from the foundation to the roof and everything in between. Face it, your wife's probably going to find all these problems sooner or later anyway. Why not get an inspection and let the old owners go ahead and fix everything for you before you move in. That leaves Sundays open to your own devices - football, friends, family, golf, naps. Let your imagination run wild.
Reason #2: Wife can save the prodding and nagging and move into a fully functional home from the get-go.
Ladies. If your husband doesn't have any honey-dos on the list this weekend make him watch a girl movie, cook you dinner, or plan a game night with family and friends in your new house. You can't let him get soft without a bunch of housework to do. Plus, you don't have to worry about that drywall crack in the ceiling in the living room or the draft that used to come through the back door, because you had your home inspected before you bought it. Smart. Very Smart.
Reason #3: Husband and Wife get a house that they know is a solid home without hidden problems and dangers.
When you get a home inspection, you aren't just looking for cracks in the walls, doors that don't shut tightly, or other cosmetic problems. You are looking for leaks, mold, dry rot, foundation problems, radon gas, and a host of other things that only a professionally trained inspector can spot. When you get an inspection, you can be assured your home will be safe for you and your family from the day you move in.
Besides all the obvious reasons, how does this help your marriage? Home buying is somewhat stressful at the best of times. Anything that can help alleviate stress, fear, and confrontation is a great thing. So get a home inspection. Use a good buyer's agent. Stay informed. You'll be happy you did. Contact me if you want a short list of great inspectors in Northwest Arkansas.