When you are buying a home, the first impression is a key part of your experience. But you shouldn’t let the first impression be the only thing that sells you on a home. Just because a house looks great, doesn’t mean that it is actually in great condition. A home inspection can help you to uncover hidden damage that might actually have a big impact on the safety and livability of the home.

Hidden Damage That a Home Inspection Can Help Uncover: Wiring Issues

Electrical issues are a huge problem that can impact any home, especially older homes on the market. And, these kinds of issues can’t easily be seen by untrained eyes. Your inspector, on the other hand, will be able to make sure that all the wiring is up to par. If the wiring isn’t where you need it to be, that doesn’t mean that you should decide against the home, necessarily. Instead, it can give you a bargaining chip where you can ask to either have the wiring fixed or to have a credit towards your closing costs. Your inspector can help you to understand the scope of the issue so you can negotiate properly.

Roof Damage

As long as the roof looks okay from the ground, you probably won’t see any red flags when you walk through your home for the first time. Your inspector, on the other hand, will actually walk over the roof and assess any damage. If there is roof damage, you want to include it in your negotiations and take care of it as quickly as possible because it can lead to further damage to your home. Water can make its way into your property without your knowledge through gaps in your roof.

Hidden Damage That a Home Inspection Can Help Uncover: Plumbing Problems

Your inspector will also go through a general overview of the plumbing in your new home. If there are any plumbing issues, they will let you know. From there you can decide whether you are okay with any potential plumbing issues and how you want to negotiate. When you know what you want to do with your plumbing, you can address it with your realtor and the selling party. You may end up with a closing credit that decreases the costs you have to pay up front.

Getting an inspection is essential to understanding the home you are purchasing. It can help you to assess what the home needs and decide if it is a good fit for you and your family. The more you understand about your home, the more prepared you’ll be to move in.

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