You’re excited to purchase a new home in Austin, TX. We don’t blame you. It’s exciting to have a little piece of Texas to call your own. However, before you sign on the dotted line, be sure to get a home inspection. In fact, our crew at TLC Home Inspections can give you three reasons why you should always opt for the inspection.
1. Protect your investment.
Buying a home is a real estate investment. You’re putting a huge chunk of money and perhaps taking out financing on this purchase. A home inspection helps minimize liability by arming you with knowledge so you can make an informed decision. We’d hate for you to skip the inspection and spend money on a house that’s going to cause you more trouble (and cost more money) than it’s worth.
2. Gain leverage.
Our inspectors thoroughly assess the major systems, roof, structure (interior and exterior), foundation, and more. Any issues that surface during the inspection are included in the written report. You can use that report to negotiate with the seller for repairs or to amend the contract. Some buyers even decide to walk away from the purchase if the inspection shows issues they don’t want to contend with.
3. Plan for the future.
Sometimes the inspection doesn’t dissuade you from buying a house, but it does give you a head’s up on future repairs. For example, you can get details on the condition of your roof and how soon you may need to replace it. Then you can start saving for this expense.
When it comes to buying a house, you can’t put a price tag on the value of a home inspection. If you’re a buyer in the Austin, TX, area, contact TLC today at (512) 515-3686 to find out more about our inspection process or to schedule your residential inspection.