Real estate experts recommend a professional home inspection for everyone who is buying a home. This is especially important for first time homebuyers. People who have never owned a home before are less likely to be familiar with costly repairs, structural problems, and other issues that a home inspector may uncover. Here are three reasons why a first time home buyer should get a home inspection:
1. Learn what maintenance or repairs are needed
First time home buyers should make the offer on the home contingent on the outcome of a professional home inspection. Estimated costs of repairs can be deducted from the cost of the home, or the seller may agree to get the work done before the sale is completed. The buyer may also retain the right to walk away from the deal based on the home inspectors report. Be sure to discuss these options with your Realtor before making your offer. Your agent will write the terms into the offer.
2. Gain understanding about the care of the home
The first time home buyers should plan to meet with the technician towards the end of the home inspection. The inspector can point out the location of safety outlets, furnace filters, and point out areas for regular attention such as ground slope around the foundation.
3. Have peace of mind
Buying a home is more than likely the most expensive purchase a first time buyer has ever made. A professional home inspection gives the buyer peace of mind by knowing the house has been thoroughly checked including the roof, attic, foundation, electrical, plumbing, all the appliances and more.
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