If you are shopping around for a new home in the Hartford area, the hunt can be both exciting and exhausting. When you finally find the right house, do not let the thrill prevent you from completing your due diligence.
Before you rush to sign the papers, consider the benefits of ordering a home inspection.
1. Avoid surprises
Many potential issues may lurk deeper than the surface you see when walking through a home for sale. A thorough home inspection can help you avoid unpleasant surprises from things not initially visible to you.
2. Gain more bargaining power
Your home inspector might find issues with big-ticket items like electrical, appliances, plumbing, heating and cooling or the foundation. In that case, you may have more bargaining power to get a better deal on the property. Assuming the repairs are not costly, you could still come out ahead with the purchase price of your home.
3. Learn more about your property
When you purchase a new home, there are many unknowns about the property. After your home inspection is complete, you will receive a full diagnostic list of things that are right and wrong. This detailed information can help you learn more about your home’s history for daily operations, future repairs and renovations.
It is easy to get caught up in the hurry and excitement of buying a new home, but taking the time to get a second look from a licensed inspector can save you time, money and hassle in the long run.