If you’re a current buyer in the market for a new home, you may have been given advice on waiving your home inspection as a way to appeal to the seller. It’s true: forgoing a Tampa home inspection is one way to make your offer seem better than another, but at what cost to you and your family? A home inspection costs a few hundred dollars, but can reveal thousands of dollars in possible repairs. If you decide to waive your home inspection, you should be prepared to uncover problems along the way, some of which can be costly. Here is why we recommend getting a Tampa home inspection.
Without a doubt, a Tampa home inspection is going to benefit you when it comes to negotiations. For instance, your home inspection may reveal the fact that your house needs a new roof in the next 6 months. In this case, you can use this to work with the seller; perhaps they will put on a new roof, or give you a credit so you are able to replace the roof yourself. This can be a valuable negotiating tool that may even save you thousands of dollars.
Your safety and that of your family is a huge concern. Buying a new home comes with a slew of unknowns, but a home inspection gives you peace of mind. It will reveal any structural issues, electric/wiring issues, and even check that the building is up to code. You’ll definitely sleep better knowing a professional inspector cleared your home and that it won’t cause problems in the future.
Wouldn’t it be great if, when you buy something, you know that it’s going to break 6 months after you get it? This is similar to how a home inspection works: the inspector is going to tell you all the problem areas of the home and things that need repairs. This is going to save you money, without a doubt. Would you still buy something knowing it needed $50,000 in repairs? You might, but you might also consider a lower offer to offset those impending costs. This is a huge benefit to an inspection.
There is no rule or law saying you absolutely must have a home inspection to buy a home, but we always recommend it. Still not sure about the benefits? Call us today at Radiant Property Inspection for more information.