Why your home inspection is worth every penny.

Why your home inspection is worth every penny.

Buying a home in Rapid City, SD is one of the greatest investments and can be one of most exciting times of someone’s life!  After finding that dream home, you will more than likely be offered the opportunity to have a Home Inspection.  Nearly any capable Black Hills Realtor will stress the fact that a home inspection should be on your home buying checklist and is worth every penny spent. 

So what IS a Home Inspection and why is it important before buying a home?

Home Inspections are total examinations of a home’s condition and is always conducted by a trained professional.  This Inspector will generally be checking the foundation of the home, its insulation, electrical wiring, plumbing, the roof and other essential aspects of the home that could potentially jeopardize the future of the house.  These inspections can expose latent problems that would not always be visible to the blind eye. 

Keep in mind that this inspection can impact the purchase price greatly!  Imagine agreeing to a purchase price of $100,000 and then having your inspection reveal that the home needs a new roof that could cost up to $10,000!  Also, a positive report from the inspector can potentially lower the risk for the mortgage lending company and could even impact your interest rate. 

So who should you call for the inspection? 

The Inspector should be licensed and certified and, often, your real estate agent will have a reliable list of Inspection Companies that they can supply you.  If there are repairs done to the property, be CERTAIN that they are inspected by the same inspector that conducted the initial report.  As the buyer, you can specify in your contract that you approve the contractor that will be overseeing the repairs; this will help to avoid any repairs being done by someone who isn’t a skilled professional. 

In the long run, an inspection could save you countless problems and any amount of money.  You will sleep sounder at night knowing that there will not be any surprises as you cozy into that dream house with your loved ones.

EXIT real estate in Rapid City

 

All of us at EXIT Realty The Benchmark Company wish you the best buying process possible and sincerely hope that you will keep us in mind when you begin your house finding adventure!

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