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Why You Should Schedule an Inspection Before Buying a Waltham Home

Why You Should Schedule an Inspection Before Buying a Waltham Home

When you are ready to purchase a home, you have the right to complete many different types of inspections of the potential home before officially purchasing.  A home inspection is actually one of the most common contract contingencies for home buyers.  Whether you have purchased five homes in your life or it is going to be your first one, a home inspection is always highly recommended. 


There are many reasons that home inspection contingencies are one of the most commonly seen contingencies in purchase and sale contracts in real estate.  Here are many of the reasons why you should schedule a home inspection before purchasing a Waltham home:

Peace of Mind

Your home is one of the biggest if not the biggest investments you will make in your life.  The costs of purchasing a home are not cheap by any stretch of the imagination.  One of the most important reasons to have a home inspection when purchasing a home is peace of mind.

  The primary purpose of a home inspection is to make sure that the home is safe and solid.  By waiving a home inspection you are creating unnecessary anxiety and stress for yourself.  A good idea, for your next home inspection, is to take notes while the walkthrough is performed and to keep your Waltham realtor in the loop for any necessary advice moving forward. 

Uncover Safety Issues

When it comes to home inspections it is very common for home inspectors to find something wrong with every house.  Some issues may obviously be more serious for safety concerns than others.  Some of the more common issues found on inspections are improper electrical wiring, worn roofing, and plumbing deficiencies.  The main purpose of a home inspection is not to pick every piece of the home apart but to ensure it is a safe and livable place for you and your family. 

Pest & Incest Problems

Pests and insect infections can end up destroying a home.  Depending on the location, the likelihood of having a pest or insect problem will vary.  There are many different types of pest inspections that can cause damage to the structure of your home, such as termites.  The good news is that some home inspections do include pest and insect inspections.  Be sure to ask your Waltham real estate agent if they can recommend a good inspector for your home and pest inspections.

Structural Issues

One of the biggest concerns that are often brought up during a house inspection is the idea of structural issues.  The structure of your home is the most important aspect when it comes to keeping you and your home safe.  Structural issues can end up costing you thousands of dollars if discovered, with a home inspection you may be lucky enough to avoid all of that.  When choosing your home inspector it is important to know that some of them carry professional engineering degrees to help spot such inconsistencies. 

Price Negotiation

First and foremost, the purpose of a home inspection contingency is not to get a better price on a home because of minor issues found during a home inspection.  However, major issues are a different story and may be appropriate to renegotiate.  Your Waltham real estate agent will be able to help you navigate the original contract and make the necessary changes needed. 

Contact Hans Today!

When the time is right during the buying process and you are ready for a home inspection, it is vital to not take it lightly.  Once you are this far along in the process you can still utilize the full capability of your Waltham realtor.  Hans is here to walk you through each step of the process till the end.  Contact Hans directly today by calling him at 781-891-9993 or by filling out a contact form on the website!

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