Most Common Mistakes People Make When Buying A Home
Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. It’s always advisable to hire the services of a home inspection company, which will check the house in all respects like its interior, exterior, structure, plumbing, appliances, roofing, insulation and ventilation.
A company specializing in home inspection will minimize all sorts of risks so that a house is emotionally and financially an investment worth making for the client. Unfortunately, it is seen that buyers often end up making a number of mistakes when they step out to purchase a house. What’s even worse is that often such mistakes are almost irreversible, which means they can’t be rectified easily.
To help you avoid some fundamental errors that could prove to be costly, here’s a list of the most common mistakes people make when buying a home.
1. Not getting the house inspected. One of the basic mistakes people make is not getting the house inspected before making a purchase. Such a mistake is often irreversible, and in some cases, it can be rectified, but at a considerable cost. A lot of deficiencies in a house may be hidden; for example, a house may be infested with termites or affected by mold. Therefore, you need a professional home inspector, who will ensure that the house doesn’t have overt or hidden deficiencies.
2. Hiring the cheapest home inspector than the most qualified one. If you go out to find a cheap home inspector, you will definitely find one, but bear in mind that the failure rate in this industry is as high as 98%. Most licensed home inspectors don’t pursue the trade on account of lack of experience, and in some cases, they even fail due to lawsuits for making significant mistakes while inspecting a house. A home inspection is not an easy task. Therefore, it is essential to find a qualified and competent home inspector.
3. Hiring home inspector recommended by the real estate agent. If you are trying to find a reliable and competent home inspector, you need to ensure that the real estate agent does not recommend one. Since a real-estate agent’s job is to ensure that a property transaction materializes, there is a massive conflict of interest in hiring the services of a home inspector recommended by him/her. Often, you will see that such recommended inspectors don’t disclose certain kind of deficiencies, which are later found by home-buyer after moving in the property.
4. Not paying enough attention during the inspection. Another common mistake while buying a home is not paying adequate attention during the home inspection stage. Often, prospective home-buyers don’t even read the reports written by home inspectors. We advise everyone to read such reports and write down questions if you have and then get in touch with us for a fruitful discussion.
To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at House Pro Home Inspection Inc. We are a certified home inspection company based in Brooklyn, New York and we serve clients across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Westchester County, New York, Queens, Long Island, Yonkers, Mt Vernon and Staten Island.For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about home inspection, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here.