We all know that purchasing a home is one of the biggest expenses you can have. Sometimes, though, we don’t expect all the fees and extra costs that go along with buying a house such as closing costs etc. Perhaps you feel that you can cut down on some of these costs and save a bit of money. While this might be good reasoning, there is one thing that you should never skimp on and that’s the home inspection. Why is this such an important part of buying a home?
Because, as we mentioned, buying a home is a massive expense so it’s vital that you know everything about your potential new home before you make the final decision. Wouldn’t it be terrible if, after moving in to your new place, you find out that it needs thousands of dollars of work? The home inspection reveals these kinds of issues before you buy helping you to decide whether the property is for you or not.
Something else to think about is that not all home inspection companies are the same. You may want to go for the cheaper quote but, for the same reasons as before, this might not be the best option. Make sure you choose an InterNACHI certified home inspector for your home inspection. Although it might cost you a few dollars extra, you can feel more confident that you will be getting a thorough, detailed inspection. So, when it comes to cutting costs with your home buying process, think about the long-term consequences. While it might cost you that bit extra now, it could end up saving you a fortune later on.
Dave Graham, Tempest Home Inspection. Calgary Alberta