Home buyers, especially first time home buyers, do not always understand why home inspections are so vital to the buying process. Buying a home is a big financial commitment, and it is best to learn all you can about the home before you purchase. A qualified home inspector can preform an inspection on the home and evaluate all areas, such as the foundation, electrical systems, plumbing, roof, and attic. The inspector will be able to identify present problems in the home that might be serious such as termite damage, radon problems, lead paint, or water damage, as well as repairs that you will need to make in the near future, such as replacing the roof.
The advantage of a home inspection to the buyer is two part. The inspection not only makes sure the condition of the home is what it should be, but provides the buyer with bargaining power. If an inspection reveals costly problems, the buyer can negotiate with the seller to lower the asking price.
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