Why You Should Not Skip Doing a Home Inspection

Dated: November 24 2020

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Your first home is most likely the largest purchase you'll ever make. Doesn't it make sense to have a thorough home inspection performed to identify any hidden problems?

Here are five reasons to have a home inspection. 

1. A Home Inspection Reduces Buying Risk

Buyers fall in love with a home for all kinds of reasons: its color, size, floor plan, kitchen, etc.  An inspection uncovers problems that may prevent you from buying the house or costing thousands in repairs down the road. 

2. Negotiating Tool

The results from a home inspection are your opportunity to ask a seller for repairs, negotiate a better deal, or ask them to contribute more toward closing costs. 

3. Safety Concerns

Safety issues like carbon monoxide, radon, and mold can be identified during a home inspection. Make sure your purchase includes an option that if safety hazards are detected, you can cancel the offer. 

4. Illegal Additions

A home inspection can reveal if a house has rooms, garages, or basements completed without proper permits. If work was completed in a house without a permit or did not follow building codes, it impacts usability, taxes, insurance, and property value. 

5. Obtain Insurance

Insurance companies want to avoid future potential losses and liabilities and may not insure a home if a certified home inspection has not been completed.  

Contact me at (941) 405-3596 with questions about home inspections or for help getting your house hunt started. 

Thank you,

Florizel "David" Mills

www.FLHomesSite.com

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Florizel Mills, P.A. "David"

With over 15 years of sales and real estate experience, Broker Associate David Mills has developed a sterling reputation for working with homeowners throughout Sarasota County and Manatee County. His ....

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