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Top 5 Reasons to Have your Home Inspected

Dreaming of a home? Maybe you’ve already found it! No matter where you are in the process, home-buying is an exciting, complicated adventure. It feels like you are in a circus, jumping through hundreds of hoops, just to hold those house keys in your hand.

One of the most important pieces of the home-buying puzzle is an inspection. An inspection ensures you are making a sound investment for your family. Sure, you can waive this step to have one less thing on the to-do list. But that could cost you. An experienced inspector could uncover major problems that the sellers would need to fix before the home is safe and move-in ready. An inspector is an un-biased expert that can catch things you wouldn’t even think about.

Here are 5 reasons to have your property inspected:

  1. Structural Problems: A quality inspector looks for foundational and structural issues in a home. The foundation is often considered the most important part of a home. Major cracks and doors that aren’t closing right is a major red flag. Fixing structural issues costs thousands!
  2. Roof Problems: From your perspective on the ground, the roof might look decent. An inspector will know how to spot roof problems with telltale signs, like water stained ceilings and peeling shingles, that you might miss. Roof repairs or replacement is one of the biggest expenses in a home, so you need to know the condition prior to purchase!
  3. Safety Problems: Issues within a home like, mold, improper electrical wiring, previous fire damage, are a few warning signs that a home isn’t safe enough for your family. These items can be brought to your seller’s attention and fixed for you before you move in. What’s more important than your family’s safety?
  4. Inexpensive: An inspection, even performed by a licensed professional, is inexpensive compared to the problems it may uncover. Since buying a home is one of the most expensive investments that you’ll ever make, an inspection is an affordable way to have peace of mind.
  5. Pest/Insect Problems: It is hard to tell if a home is infestated. Critters like to hide and dwell in walls. An inspector can look for evidence of an infestation. Pests can be serious. Woo destroying insects like termites and carpenter ants can cause chaos in the home. You’ll want to know that your house is bug free before you move in.

Not all inspectors are the same. At A1 Property Inspections of Greater NW Indiana, we are dedicated to providing high-quality inspections throughout the Greater Northwest Indiana region. We can assist you in knowing the difference between major and minor problems. The information you acquire through our inspection will help you negotiate a fair resolution to problems with your seller. Call us today at (219) 299-3650 or by email: contact@a1propertyinspections.net