Home Inspection Does Matter…
Buying a home can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, checklist, photographs, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this combined with the seller’s disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming. What should you do? Let Better Home Inspection, LLC take the stress away when thinking of the condition of your home. Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, and minor imperfections. These are nice to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into these categories:
- Major Defects. An example of this would be a structural failure.
- Things that lead to major defects. A small roof-flashing leak, for example.
- Safety hazards, such as an exposed electrical wires, missing handrails, etc
Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often a series of problems can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property. Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Don’t kill your deal over things that don’t matter. It is inappropriate to demand that a seller address deferred maintenance, conditions already listed on the seller’s disclosure, or nit-picky items.