Why You Should Hire a Home Inspector Before You Buy

  • Post on January 7th, 2020
  • by RocketMAD
  • at Home Inspections

Before buying a home in Miami, it’s important to know that the home is in good structural condition and all its systems are working properly. Hiring a professional home inspection in Miami is not mandatory but is probably one of the most important decisions you will make when buying a home.

Don’t Take Any Chances

Buying a home is one of the largest investments of your lifetime. It can also be a risky venture if you are unaware of things that may be lurking beneath the surface. Many home issues are simply not obvious to the average homebuyer.

Reviewing Your Decision

Having the expertise of a home inspector gives a buyer peace of mind and the chance to review their decision. If a buyer decides to close without a home inspection, he or she is taking a risk that there may be repairs or issues with the home.

After the closing, the only recourse a buyer has is an unfortunate lawsuit. With a home inspection, if there are issues found with the home, the buyers and sellers can renegotiate to get items fixed or cancel the contract with earnest money being returned to the buyer.

How Much Does An Inspector Cost?

Depending on where the home is and how large it is, hiring your home inspector will typically cost a few hundred dollars. But this is a small amount considering how much money a home inspection can potentially save you in repair costs. A home inspector can often find repairs that would have cost the buyer several thousands of dollars to repair after the closing.

An Inspection Offers Good Information

As a buyer, you should plan on attending the inspection. This enables you to get important information about the home and ask any questions. It is also a way to take a more in-depth look at the home that you have probably only superficially looked at prior.

It’s important to understand, however, that the main goal of a home inspection in Miami is to protect the financial interest of the buyer. When taking a closer look at the home, it’s tempting for a new buyer to get overwhelmed with small cosmetic concerns. An inspector is looking for the large expensive repairs that aren’t obvious. Cosmetic blemishes are usually easy, inexpensive and quick DIY fixes and not make-or-break contract issues.

What Your Inspector is Looking For

Your Miami home inspector will be looking at the home and property from the ground up. From the surrounding property being free of standing water (may indicate drainage problems or leaking from a septic tank) to evidence of roof leaking or repairs, he or she will inspect all the major systems of the home from the HVAC system to the plumbing to the wiring to ensure that every facet of the home is safe and in good condition. You will get an inspection report that will give you details of every aspect of the inspection including in-depth photos of any issues that were found.

If you are considering a home purchase, don’t take any chances. Call the experts at Florida Inspections Unlimited for a free estimate for a professional and affordable Miami home inspection. (954) 861-0666

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