Why You Should Get a Home Inspection
I go over two big red flags to look out for during a home inspection.
Home inspections are almost always dreaded by buyers and sellers. It seems like whenever you fall in love with a home, an issue or two will come up during the inspection. However, some problems are more severe than others. Today I’ll discuss some red flags to be aware of during a home inspection.
When it comes to home inspections, this is good a rule of thumb: if the repair cost is known and you can fully diagnose the problem, it isn't a huge concern. For example, let's say that an HVAC system is 20 years old. You could get estimates to know what it'll cost you to replace the old appliances without hassle.
When you don't know the scope of the issue, it could be a huge red flag. If you found some cracks in the foundation or walls, it could be an easy simple fix, or you could end up shelling out thousands of dollars to repair it. It's impossible to know for sure until you have a qualified professional visit the home.
Water intrusion is another red flag. This is when you find water leaking into your foundation, crawl space, or basement, and it isn't from a broken pipe. The issue with this repair is that it takes so many tries to actually diagnose where the water may be coming from. That can end up being very expensive.
The moral of this story is that you should get a home inspection. If you need a great home inspector or have any other questions, give me a call or send me a text or email. I look forward to hearing from you.