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Do You Really Need A Home Inspection? The Pros and Cons

House inspections can help place a value on a home and identify any problems that need solving, but they’re not for everyone. Below we will present the pros and cons and, as always, help you come to a decision as to if investing in a home inspection is right for you.


PROS


A home inspection will ideally ensure the home is in good condition and that there are no hidden defects.  After the inspection is complete, the inspector will provide you with a copy of the report for review. Home inspections are designed to give you an overview of the current state of your property as well as highlight any future problems. Peace of mind has no price, and if you pick a competent inspector to do the job it would be well worth your time and money.


CONS


Be aware of the limitations in a home inspection. It is meant to uncover the majority of the problems that are wrong with a property or that may become a problem. Anything that does not leave a visible sign of an issue, a home inspector may not always be able to pick up on. Not everything can be predicted by your home inspector. They are also not experts on any one particular part of a home, so if you want to know the specifics of the wiring, plumbing or structure of a house, it may be worth it to go to an expert. 


It is going to depend on your particular situation and what you are looking for in an inspection. If you want a general overview of a property, then a home inspector is what you’re looking for. If you want to know the specific condition of the furnace or plumber - hire a professional plumber to come out or an electrician to assess the condition of the wiring of a house. It’s up to you to decide how far into inspections you want to go.


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