Myth #5 – You Do Not Need a Home Inspection
This could not be farther from the truth! In fact this is never the case when dealing with a residential real estate transaction. You ALWAYS need to perform a home inspection…. Why? Simple. There are hundreds of systems and behind the scenes areas of a home that you cannot see. These are the areas you should be concerned about –plumbing, electrical, HVAC (your heating & cooling system), attic insulation, roofing– just to name a few!
A home inspector will inspect ALL aspects of the home to give you an idea of how the home will perform once you close. The inspector will also look for clues that may suggest past repairs, flood damage, evidence of mold or faulty workmanship on home renovation projects.
Anyone who lets a friend or family member do their home inspection is really taking on a huge liability, so much in fact that I make them sign a waiver waiving their home inspection. And at the end of the day it really is cheap insurance at $300-350 for most homes. If you have a larger home with a pool you may get up into the $400-500 range but still very reasonable considering what that inspector can protect you from. I have heard of people waiving home inspections and after closing finding concrete poured down their toilets. Imagine that bill!!
Always get a home inspection when buying a new home… My personal choice is John Prodromides – Jpro Inspections 702-595-1101 who I have been using for 14 years now… If you have any questions or need any help with anytime real estate call/text me anytime 702-218-4585