Whenever you’re looking at buying a new home, one of the best things you can do is make sure you’re able to get an inspection. When you walk through the property, you’ll be able to have a general sense of the condition it’s in, but hiring an inspector means you’ll get a more thorough report about any issues that are found.
Buying your first home is complex, but an inspection needs to be on the list of things to do. Here’s what an inspector may be able to show you.
Why have an inspector complete a home inspection?
A home inspection is important because it shows you any less-obvious defects. A good inspector can talk to you about any electrical issues that might exist, problems with water pressure and more.
An inspection gives you the opportunity to identify any major problems with the home before you close on the sale. If the inspection is used as a contingency in your contract, then you’ll be able to walk away from the sale if there are more serious problems than you’re willing to work with.
Some of the parts of the property that are inspected by an inspector include:
- The foundation
- The outlets throughout the home
- The water pressure
- Appliances, if they’ll come with the home
- And many others.
It’s worthwhile to work with an inspector when you’re buying a home. They may find many issues that you were not aware of that change your mind on buying this particular property. Your attorney can help you be sure an inspection contingency is available in your contract.