As a home inspection company, we frequently write about buyers’ inspections on this blog. However, did you know that sellers have something to gain from getting a home inspection, too? That’s right. From identifying issues early on to standing firm in your asking price, let’s discuss what the benefits of a seller’s pre-inspection are.[Read more…]
Why You Shouldn’t Waive a Home Inspection
As a result of the hot housing market these past few years, potential buyers have often been in fierce competition with each other. Many have made offers tens of thousands of dollars over asking price, made all-cash offers, and waived the appraisal and/or home inspection contingencies to give them an edge in the seller’s market. As a home inspection company, we find the latter-most trend particularly troubling—but not just for business reasons. Let’s unpack why you shouldn’t waive a home inspection when purchasing a house.[Read more…]
Can I Perform My Own Home Inspection?
DIY projects—like re-staining furniture, building a bookshelf, or painting a wall—can be fun for the ambitious homeowners looking to save some cash. But when it comes to a home inspection, is that something you should try doing yourself? As a home inspection company, you can probably guess what our answer is going to be. But we’re going to tackle the question anyways! Let’s discuss whether a home buyer can and should perform their own home inspection.[Read more…]
Top 5 Home Inspection Tips for Buyers
As a home buyer, there’s a lot at stake when it comes to your new investment. Purchasing a house with a myriad of underlying issues can be a significant financial burden – one that can potentially cause you to forfeit your new home. That’s why it’s important that buyers are directly involved in the home inspection process. Let’s review some home inspection tips for buyers and how they can ensure they’re making a sound investment.[Read more…]