Buying a house in Denver Colorado will cost you a fortune. As you probably already know, the expenses don’t stop after moving into your new house. This is especially true if the house have some issues that need to be fixed right away. To be sure that the house you’re buying is in good condition, make sure that you have it inspected before signing on the dotted.
Here are 4 home inspection mistakes you should avoid.
Hiring the wrong inspector
The inspection is only as good as the inspector. In order to make the most out of the inspection, it is important that you hire a professional.
Certifications and licensing vary by state. When hiring a home home inspector, be sure to ask about their credentials - training, experience, and education. Never hire an inspector without doing any research.
Not inspecting new constructions
Building a house is a complex process. With so many people working on different aspects of the house, it is nearly impossible to build one without any flaws. Skipping inspection on a new house is a big mistake.
If you are planning to buy a new house, it is best to have it inspected twice - during the early phase of construction and when it is completed. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your new home is in good condition and won’t require repairs anytime soon.
Skipping the home inspection
A Denver home inspection provides a great way to learn more about the house you’re interested in. Rather than simply waiting for the inspection report, I recommend that you attend the inspection.
Although you’re not really required to attend the inspection, you shouldn’t miss out on this opportunity. Here, you can walk with the inspector as he goes examines different parts of the house. He will point out some areas of concern and may even give you some tips on how to address these issues and how to best care for the house. You may also ask some questions to the inspector.
Not reading the report carefully
Home inspectors provide a written report after the home inspection. This includes a list of all the issues that are present in the house.
Go through the home inspection report carefully. You may find a long list of issues. Many of them may be minor issues that do not warrant immediate repair. Lookout for major issues like structural damage, mold infestation, water damage, electrical issues, and plumbing issues. From here, you can decide your next step in the homebuying process. You can negotiate a lower price, ask the seller to tackle repair or back out of the home sale.