There are many good reasons to do a pre-purchase home inspection. Here are just a few:
Reason #1: It makes good business sense
Consider the fact that the average price of a home is in excess of $400,000.
Consider that a new roof can cost anywhere from $6000 - $35,000.
Consider the fact that a new furnace can cost from $3000 - $10,000.
Reason #2: You will have greater peace of mind
Buildings old and new need repairs and even on newer buildings it is not uncommon to have repairs estimates into the thousands of dollars.
Reason #3: You will be better informed
Being armed with the right information will help you make a good decision and feel great about it. Not doubt about it, buying real estate is not a stress-free event but a home inspection will relieve some of the strain.
Reason #4: Some inspections provide free short term warranties
Ask your Realtor about short term home inspection warranties. These warranties are sometimes provided by Home Inspectors and are a valuable protection of your investment.
Reason #5: Some inspections provide after inspection services to help you maintain your home
Ask your Realtor about free services to help you maintain your home. These services often provide home maintenance tips, renovation planning tools, home guides, and other resources to help make your home more comfortable and valuable.