Doing a Home Inspection is almost mandatory when purchasing a home unless you are purchasing a shell or renovation project. Any home with the intent to live in MUST have a home inspection for the very least the buyers peace of mind.
Home Inspection is always for the buyers informational and usage as to what issues IF any are coming with the home IF purchased AS-IS or what needs to be fixed or repaired for the buyer’s peace of mind prior to the buyers moving in the house. Home Inspections vary with each company. Many companies inspect the inside and outside of the home to determine if there are any major issues. Some companies also include a termite inspection as well which is vital, especially with any homes over 10 years old. If a company doesn’t include a termite inspection you still would want to get that because many mortgage lenders want the termite inspection report when insuring a mortgage on a home. Home Inspections cost a couple of hundred dollars depending on square footage, number of bedrooms, baths, and levels of the house that would determine the cost. But no matter what the cost is you cannot put a price on having a peace of mind on a property that you have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars even millions on.
New houses are NOT excluded from having a Home Inspection. Remember this is about your peace of mind. I had a client who once bought a NEWLY built house, the builders had there own inspector wanting her to sign off on everything, I advised her to get a home inspection. After the inspection 11 items had to be readjusted, rechecked, and fixed. Because once the house is purchased and settled, anything that has an issue is NOW your problem, welcome to home ownership.
If you or someone you know is looking to sell or buy real estate in Washington DC, Maryland, or Virginia please consider The Sold Supreme Team and Damon The Agent (CEO). We are never too busy to assist you.
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