You wouldn’t buy a car before test-driving it, so why would you consider buying a house that hasn’t been inspected properly? Virtually all houses have defects, but while some are obvious, others are not. The seller will not be quick to point out the termites eating away at the foundations, or the basement leak that will eventually explode.
An objective pair of eyes will see all the dents, bruises and leaks that you have overlooked because of your tunnel vision. While you may be relieved that you have finally found a house that is in the right location, at the right price, and is everything you ever dreamed of, the idiom ‘buyer beware’ is more important than ever. Don’t let your emotions get in the way of reality.
Here are some reasons why building inspections can save you money:
The costs associated with hiring a trusted building inspector to oversee your property far outweighs the potential thousands of dollars that you may end up throwing at it months down the track.
Despite a building inspection costing you a little bit of your time and money, the peace of mind you gain from buying a property that you know is sound is the greatest advantage.
Ensure you arrange a property inspectionprior to buying your home or property - it’s worth every penny.
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