The importance of a good home inspection can’t be overstated. For the majority of people it is the largest investment they will ever make and the actual cost of a home inspection is quite small in comparison to the contract price of the property inspected. Why is a home inspection important some people ask? For starters it is vital that a home buyer ensure that the home is free of major defects prior to closing on the property. These major defects or deficiencies may relate to the structure or major systems of the home. Once a home is purchased the home buyer inherits all aspects of the home, both good and bad. Most home buyers don’t have backgrounds in building construction or the training to perform a professional in depth home inspection. This may lead to accidently overlooking defects or deficiencies that would have been caught by the trained eye of a Certified Professional Inspector.
Another important reason to have a home properly inspected is to obtain the most accurate picture of the current condition of the home. A good home inspection will document all the visually observable minor defects of a home. Examples of these may include cracked floor tiles, leaky faucets, doors requiring adjustment, or torn window screens to name just a few. While these items are minor they may require repair or adjustment to function as originally intended. A comprehensive home inspection report will summarize the homes observable defects in a manner that can be easily understood and used in the future. Whether the report is used as a punch list by the buyer after purchase or in negotiations with the seller prior to closing, the client will have the required information and obtain a comfortable understanding of the inspected home’s condition.
These are only a few examples that demonstrate the importance of a good home inspection. A thorough home inspection by a Certified Professional Inspector will provide peace of mind and ensure the home is free of major defects. If you’re buying a home in SW Florida, remember that Maggiore Inspections provides the best home inspection service by far – we put our name on it.