Five reasons you should probably get a home inspection for your new house.

So you found a house you’d love to buy. Should you get a home inspection? The short (and long) answer is yes—you absolutely should. Here are five key reasons why:

1. It gives you another set of eyes. If nothing else, you’ll have another set of eyes on the property before purchasing it. You’re about to spend a bunch of money, and the more people who can check the value of the property, the better.

2. Alabama is a buyer-beware state. That means the seller does not need to disclose anything about the property, with a few important exceptions. It’s up to you, your agent, and your inspector to determine if anything is wrong with the home before you buy it.

“Inspections are a great way to ensure you’re making a sound decision.”
3. Home inspectors are trained professionals. They will go through the house, from the attic to the basement, with a fine-tooth comb. Afterward, they’ll give you a thorough report on everything they found. That report will contain a lot of important information you’ll need to know before you buy the home. 

4. Inspections give you negotiating power. If your contract has a home inspection contingency, you’ll have the opportunity to renegotiate with the seller. You can request them to fix things or at least give you a credit so you can make the repairs. Either way, it gives you more negotiating power. 

5. Inspections are good insurance. Inspections are a great way to ensure you’re making a sound decision before you spend a few hundred thousand dollars on purchasing a property. They only cost $500 to $700.

If you have any questions or need some guidance to get you through the home-inspection process, please call, text, or email me. I’d be happy to help.