You wouldn’t buy a car without test driving it first. So why would you buy a home without having it inspected? You wouldn’t. The car might be a lemon and the house might be a money pit. Do your diligence.
A home inspection determines the present condition of the home’s major systems, based on a visual inspection of accessible features and focuses on the performance of the home, rather than its cosmetic deficiencies or design.
The inspection will also estimate the age of the major systems in your home, like plumbing, heating and cooling and water heaters. Because all appliances and systems in your home have a life expectancy, it is important to know when they may require replacement so you can budget.
If the problems identified in the home inspection report are too expensive or too overwhelming to fix, you can choose to terminate the contract during your option period.
For problems that are more manageable, you can request that the seller fix these problems before you move in, or you can negotiate for a lower purchase price.
A home inspection is an investment. As a home buyer it’s your duty to know what you’re buying. Thankfully, you don’t have to do it alone.
Texas Pro Home Inspection is a professional consulting service designed to help people make one of the most important decisions of their lifetime. My clear, image-rich inspection reports are the best in the industry. Backed by decades of experience, my knowledge and uncompromising standards have helped thousands of clients find peace of mind when purchasing a home.