Exciting as it is, buying a home can be a daunting task full of complexities. In addition to it being one of the largest purchases you will ever make, you could be susceptible to making errors during the purchase process.
When buying a house, there’s so much to consider, but the most important factor is to get an in-depth understanding of the property. The best way to do this is to hire a professional home inspector who will perform a thorough examination of your home’s structures and systems. They will provide you with insights into the true condition of the house and the steps you need to take to fix issues or maintain the place.
However, many homebuyers tend to avoid home inspection due to financial reasons or misinformation about home inspection services. Therefore, Vancouver Island Hughes Home Inspection Services want to stress some of these basic errors that could prove costly during the home buying process. We have put together a list of the three most common mistakes people make when buying a home. Keep reading to know they cause problems.
1. Waiving a home inspection
In today’s market, it’s not uncommon for people to forgo a home inspection to make their offer more appealing to the seller, but this is a huge risk that can have serious consequences. You may get the house, but you might also get a whole host of unexpected and expensive problems with it. If you want to control your risk when buying a home, an inspection is key.
2. Thinking a home inspection is “too expensive!”
A home is one of the most significant purchases and investments you will make when buying a house. Most home inspections will range between $400 to $700, depending on the size of the property. As buying a home is such a large investment, the small amount of money it costs for a home inspection should help make the decision easy to have a home inspection.
3. Believing a handy friend can inspect the house
Home Inspectors have been professionally trained to inspect homes. They know what to look for, they have knowledge of house systems and have the tools required to inspect a house in a thorough manner.
To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Vancouver Island Hughes Home Inspection Services. We offer you a trusted, InterNACHI-certified home inspector in Qualicum Beach. Our team is ready to offer a complete range of home, post purchase, and mold inspection services. We make the home inspection process easy and seamless and provide you with a complete summary of deficiencies. We offer a wide range of home, post purchase, radon, and mold inspection services on Vancouver Island, including Qualicum Beach, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Parksville, Cumberland, Courtney, Campbell River, and the Gulf Islands.