The home buying process comes with a lot of emotions. It might be excitement as you first tour homes, then disappointment if an otherwise-perfect home is out of your price range. You might feel thrilled to find the perfect house, but then anxious when you consider all of the steps needed to get to closing. With Dani Beyer Real Estate, we take much of the stress out of that process by connecting you with the right specialists.
One of those specialists is a quality home inspector. At Dani Beyer Real Estate, we have high standards for the inspectors we recommend.
Why Should You Invest in a Home Inspection? Inspections are an important way to protect yourself from purchasing a home that has a lot of hidden, costly repairs needed. Whether it’s an HVAC that’s coughing out its last few heating cycles or a roof that looks fine from the ground but needs to be replaced in the next couple of years, you want to know what your future home has in store for you in terms of repairs.
How Much Should You Expect to Pay? An average home inspection costs around $350. It may be more or less depending on the size of the home, or you may have add-ons, such as a swimming pool inspection or a special inspection for an older home.
Which Inspector Should You Use? Dani Beyer Real Estate will help you connect with a quality home inspector who will look over the following:
Roof: The roof can be a costly replacement or repair, so Dani Beyer Real Estate only uses inspectors that physically get on the roof for a thorough inspection of shingles and possible hail or other storm damage. It is simply impossible to determine the condition of a roof from the ground.
Exterior Integrity: An inspector will check the exterior foundation, windows, entries and gutter systems to see what repairs are necessary.
Interior: A thorough inspection will examine HVAC systems, structural integrity and look for evidence of water damage and other problems.
Keep in mind that while your inspector will thoroughly assess your home, they are generalists. You may need a specialist, such as an engineer, to provide further insight if a structural problem is evident in the home.
What Happens if a Major Problem is Found? This is the fear of every home buyer (and home seller), but don’t let it cause you to lose sleep. Sellers are generally required to fix all code violations, and they are expected to repair structural damage. Dani Beyer Real Estate is experienced at negotiating repairs resulting from a home inspection, so it doesn’t need to be a source of stress for you.
At Dani Beyer Real Estate, we prioritize making the process easier for you. That means reducing your stress and protecting your interests as you move through the buying process to closing. If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, contact us today!