3 Common Home Inspection Myths
MYTH #1: Any home worthy of purchasing will pass an inspection
Our job is to simply determine whether the interior and exterior of the home is safe at that precise moment in time. We then suggest to potential home buyers what we believe needs immediate attention, and what's worth mentioning but is not of significant concern. The home inspector is to provide the home buyer with as much information as possible, however, it is up to the home buyer to decide whether that home is worth the investment or not.
MYTH #2: New homes do not need inspections
While this is quite a popular myth, it could not be further from the truth. The newness of a home does not equate to a lack of flaws. Unfortunately (for the average person), faults in a new building may not become evident until weeks and/or months after construction is complete. However, a home inspector may be able to spot any warning signs.
MYTH #3: An appraisal is the same as a home inspection
Many are often thrilled about the appraised value of their potential home and believe this can circumvent the need for a home inspection. Unfortunately, the value does not indicate whether there are any faults in the home. While the appraisal focuses on the market value of the home, a home inspection will uncover any structural, mechanical and/or maintenance issues that are not visible to the naked eye (which may impact the value in the short/long term).
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