How can you know you’re really buying a good quality home? With a Buyer Home Inspection or Pre Purchase Inspection.
Most buyers require a home inspection as a part of their offer, a contingency to make sure the home is not affected by defects not seen during their showing. In this case, the home inspection is typically paid for by the buyers and a report is issued to help understand any issues the home may have and give the buyer room to negotiate to have the seller make the necessary repairs.
But a Pre Purchase Inspection should be much more than a bargaining chip. It should be a review of the home that you, the buyer, can use to prioritize home maintenance and improvements in the future. You can also provide the home inspector with a list of things you’d like him to look at just to help put your mind at ease. A seller’s disclosure statement is also a great document to include in your prep list, as it details a history of the home and its issues that we’ll definitely want to take into consideration.
Buying a home is a large investment, but by having a fact based analysis of the home you want, you have the information you need to make an informed decision about your purchase, which could potentially save you thousands of dollars.