The Importance Of Thorough Home Inspection

Picture this: you finally find the home of your dreams. Move-in goes smoothly, and you and your family settle easily into the new neighborhood and school systems. Everything seems too good to be true, and it is. Weeks later, you notice water wicking up the foundation, leading to rot in the walls, framing members, and mold. You call a repairman to find out that your home is experiencing grade sloping, causing water to drain back towards your home. Your foundation is shot, and you’re looking at a hefty home improvement on your recently bought property.

We hear horror stories like this too frequently: recent buyers having to dip into their savings to cover the cost of unexpected repairs on their new home. We strive to pair buyers with homes built to last, and want to inform them up front if their dream property is in need of repair. When seriously considering a home, one of the most important steps to take is hiring a professional to perform an in-depth home inspection to ensure that you and your family don’t become the next victims of this common home horror story.

Home inspections are an inexpensive way to discover the universal condition of a home, and should be performed at the time of sale. Although most home buyers are diligent in doing thorough walk-throughs of a potential home, an inspector covers the electrical wiring, plumbing, roofing, insulation, and structural features that can go unnoticed by the buyer.

An inspector should provide the buyer with a report suggesting any improvements or repairs necessary to bring the home up to current standards. And if the home is in need of considerable repair, the inspector will know to call your area’s most reliable contractors to fix repairs at a reasonable price.

A thorough home inspection will definitely give the buyer peace of mind that their home is in good shape, and ensure that their property really is the home of their dreams. The Teresa Cowart Team is happy to provide both sellers and buyers routine home inspections on their properties to ensure that their transition either into our out of a home goes as smoothly as possible.