Why You Shouldn’t Avoid Home Inspections

Buying | February 14, 2020 | written by Corbin Chivers

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It is always good to know as much as you can about what you are purchasing to ensure that it is precisely what you’re looking for. In doing so, you can avoid any unfortunate surprises that may be lying in wait. This principle is particularly important when it comes to homes.

In the process of buying a home, realtors in Langley recommend home inspections to ensure that you aren’t greeted by a hidden surprise, such as a plumbing issue or cracked walls.

Think that home inspections are a waste of time and money? Think again. Although some people out there avoid such a process, you absolutely should not. 


The Power of Home Inspections

Home inspections are carried out by professionals analyzing as many aspects of the home as possible. Although there are plenty of benefits to doing this, here are a few common reasons for it:

  • Helps avoid surprise costs and problems
  • Allows for price negotiations


Knowing what issues are hiding in the home that’s harder to notice without the inspection can help buyers save thousands of dollars repairing the problem themselves. The buyer can ask the seller to correct these issues with no extra cost to the buyer. 

In the case that the seller refuses to fix the problems, this opens the opportunity for the buyer to negotiate the price to a lower value. In other words, the buyer just saved himself or herself thousands of dollars paying for an over-priced home that’s riddled with different issues that need fixing.


The Mistake of Skipping Home Inspections

Although there are a few reasons people skip home inspections, such as time constraints or extra costs, it is mostly because other buyers are waiting to purchase the home. They’re afraid that if they’re too late, the house will be sold to someone else. Because of that, they skip the home inspection entirely and purchase the home immediately.

Skipping home inspections is the last thing you ever want to do. Even if you’re under pressure from other buyers, you should never skip this process. The last thing you want to happen is paying a large sum of money only to spend even more trying to fix all the problems that weren’t made known to you or was undiscovered previously.


Hiring a Home Inspection Professional

Hiring a professional to carry out the inspection process may be harder than you’d think. Because the fate of the final sales price rests in his or her hands, it is vital that the person is appropriately licensed and follows the standards of inspections.

It is also essential that insurance is there to cover any issues missed by the inspector. When you’re hiring a professional for inspection, pay attention to the contract and read the fine print. In doing so, you can ensure that any necessary repairs that weren’t brought to light don’t cost you.


Wrapping Up

Whatever you do, never skip a home inspection before signing the dotted line. Although it can be time-consuming, it is well worth the effort. Not only will it save your money, but also give you peace of mind knowing that you won’t be surprised by any issues or problems that weren’t made known to you before the purchase.


Are you in the market for a new home? Call Corbin today! We’re Langley and Surrey-based realtors who know the area well. When you work with us we make sure that you’re buying a home that won’t have anything unexpected that isn’t uncovered by a home inspection. If you want to know more about home inspections, give our blogs abouthttps://callcorbin.ca/home-inspections/ inspections specifically a read:

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