Buying a Home is The Most Expensive Purchase Most People Will Ever Make.
Get The House Facts – Hire A Licensed Home Inspector.
What Is The Condition…The Home Inspection Report is a report about the condition of the home. Just like you would have a mechanic look at a used car Before you buy it, and tell you what is good or what potential repair issues you will be needing to have done in the near future, a home inspection is much the same.
A Very Small Expense…The cost of a home inspection is very small expense compared to the overall value of the home and can potentially save the buyer thousands of dollars. If a seller has a home inspection done prior to listing, then performing repairs or curing code violations can mean receiving closer to the asking price of the home.
Don’t Hire The Cheapest Inspector…While the State of Texas requires Home Inspectors to be licensed and perform an inspection based on minimum standards, hire a licensed professional that inspects over and above the minimum standards. (link: how to hire an inspector)
No Such thing as Passing or Failing…the inspection report is simply a tool that can save the buyer money on the home by negotiating a lower purchase price to allow for repairs that the buyer chooses to have completed.
Nothing Has To Be Repaired…. not all the findings in a home inspection report have to be repaired or replaced. What is repaired is a decision the buyer must make. Some larger issues such as foundation repairs or roof replacement can make a difference in negotiating the purchase price.
Hire Your Own Professionals…if the buyer chooses to have certain items repaired, it is in their best interest to hire their own professionals rather that rely on whether the seller is doing their own repairs and doing it correctly or hiring a fly by night repairman.