Guest post by Ethen Hunt
There are various myths associated with home inspections. It is necessary that potential buyers and even sellers understand the whole truth behind these myths and know why home inspection is necessary before making the purchase decision and why it should be done by a professional and qualified home inspector only.
Here we will see what are the common beliefs and myths associated with home inspection service and look at the real reasons why home inspection is necessary:
If appraisal is been done, then home inspection is not necessary
All the things found during inspection need to be fixed
The buyers, who get the home inspection done, believe that every single error or defect found in the inspection report must be fixed and taken care of by the seller. This is not true and the seller is not obliged to make any changes or repair anything unless it is mandatory as per the municipal code (or contract). However, if you are able to convince your seller to take care of major defects then it is good for you or you can ask him to renegotiate the price.
- Anyone with experience in construction or real estate can do it
- Not needed for new homes
If you believe that a new home does not need an inspection then you are wrong. Many times the Realtor or the buyers are not allowed to check the home while it is been constructed so you cannot know what quality of material is being used. Generally new homes give warranty for 1 year, so after you have bought the home you can get it inspected in that period and be satisfied with your investment decision. (How Long is an AZ builder responsible)
There are many myths in the mind of people when it comes to home inspection like many people think it is about the home passing or failing an inspection. The fact is the inspection is about, knowing the current condition of the home, and the inspector cannot decide if the home passes or fails the inspection.