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Home Inspection is Imperative

As a home buyer, never make an offer on a home without making it conditional upon a thorough inspection by a licensed Home Inspector. And, never close on a home purchase without a re-inspection to ensure all specified conditions have been corrected to your satisfaction. Spending a few hundred dollars on an expert home inspection professional could save you a fortune by discovering problems that otherwise may not be found until it is too late.

Every home in Gilbert, whether new or old can harbor defective conditions. Some may be visually obvious, but some may only be discovered through a detailed inspection by a qualified inspector that knows where to look and how to look. It is crucially important to identify problems, determine how serious they may be and how costly the corrections could be. The home inspection will not only give you confidence, but the results could determine whether to pursue negotiations or not.

The typical homebuyer will only spend a relatively short time visually inspecting a home prior to making an offer. Although this walk through will help form a general impression of a home’s condition, the typical homebuyer is not nearly qualified to make a detailed conclusion of underlying conditions without the assistance of an experienced, knowledgeable home inspector.

Faulty foundations, structural problems, poor insulation, ventilation deficiencies, weakened roof structure and inadequate plumbing installation are just a few of hundreds of potential problems that must be exposed prior to making an offer. And that doesn’t include building safety hazards involving electrical wiring, fireplaces, chimneys, furnaces, decks, railings, water heaters, gas leaks and other potentially dangerous situations.

Clearly you would want your home inspection specialist to identify any general deterioration, inoperative fixtures, faulty air conditioning units and more. And don’t forget external aspects as well including fences, swimming pool conditions and adequate landscape drainage.

Every Gilbert homebuyer should make informed decisions. Hiring a buyer’s agent that diligently represents your interests that will ask the seller about any known deficiencies and faulty conditions is imperative. Always know what you’re making an offer on and make any offers with a contingency of a detailed home inspection.

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