For most people, buying a home will be the biggest purchase in their entire lifetime. So, prior to signing on the dotted line, it is important to have the home inspected to be sure that the property you intend to move forward with doesn’t turn out to be a money pit due to various flaws.
Oftentimes, a home may even appear to be in great shape on the surface. Yet, it could still be concealing many problems. With that in mind, hiring an experienced home inspector could end up saving you a great deal of money, time, and heartache down the road.
There a number of ways in which an inspection can add value to the entire home buying process. For instance, having someone take a closer look at the home’s structure and major systems could provide you with warning signs of potential threats and / or defects.
Knowing where the potential defects exist can allow you to plan ahead, as well as feel more confident in terms of what may need attention in the future, and what will be taken care of now.
Finding various issues with a home that you intend to purchase does necessarily not mean that you should turn and walk away from the deal. In many cases, an inspector can provide you with suggestions on how to deal with such items. It is also possible to go back to the seller of the property and negotiate repairs and / or credits on the closing statement so that you can take care of them. And, depending on what the issues are, you may even be able to secure your new home at a lower purchase price.
In this case, it can be beneficial to work with a realtor who is well versed in contract negotiation and who can help you to move forward on the home that you truly want, even if there are some items that need to be attended to first.
If you’re searching for a home in Bakersfield or the surrounding area, Contact Us. We can provide you with information on homes that meet your ideal criteria. We can also offer you a no obligation value analysis of your current home, so you know what you may be able to expect in terms of list price.