Homes are generally the most expensive purchase most of us will make during the course of our lives. The hope is that the home will be an asset that grows in value, in addition to being a comforting, secure shelter from the world for ourselves, our household, and our belongings. A home inspection can raise awareness of problems that could compromise that hope. But when should a home be inspected?

When Selling a Home

As a seller, you have a responsibility to disclose certain information about the condition of the home. If there are serious problems, you need to either fix them or let the buyer know before closing the deal. It’s tough to tell someone about a problem if you don’t know it even exists in the first place, though. Because of this responsibility, it’s a good idea to have the home inspected before putting it on the market. The inspection can also give you an idea of what you could do to improve your home and get a better price for it.

When Buying a Home

Just because an inspection was done by the seller doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have one done as a buyer though. Consider it a way of doing your due diligence on a home you’re interested in. At the end of the day, it’s your money you’re parting with for the house. Put yourself in the best position possible by hiring a home inspector you know you can trust to do a quality inspection and give you a report that will help you make your decision about whether or not to buy the house.

Every 5 Years

People spend a lot of time at home, especially these days. It’s important to make sure that your home is in good condition and that you are aware of any potential problems that you could be dealing with in the near future. Because of this, it’s a good idea to have your home inspected every five years. When you have an idea of what condition your home is in, you put yourself in a much better place to be able to save for important repairs and maintenance so you can have them done before you find yourself dealing with much bigger issues.

Inspecting your home is an important part of making sure it’s in good condition. It’s a good idea to have a home inspected when you’re selling it, buying it, and every five years after you own it. Home is where the heart is. Shouldn’t you make sure that your heart is somewhere safe?

When it comes to getting your home inspected, you need someone you can trust to get the job done. Contact us so we can set you up with an appointment and answer any questions you have about your next home inspection.