If you are in the market, buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. Although a home may seem perfect at first glance, a home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape.  Some findings may lead to negotiations on price, while others, if serious enough, may warrant walking away from the home completely.

After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence. 

If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs.

If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition, making it more valuable on the market.

Looking for more information – Visit Goodbye Inspection, Hello Trouble for a great article on the risks of skipping the home inspection!

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