Helpful information from your friends at Lighthouse Inspections!
For first time home buyers out there, a home inspection is a way to vet a home before you buy it. After all, it’s not a cheap investment and it’s only meet that you get an invaluable idea of what you’re putting your money into. Most real estate agents recommend that you get an inspection for your own protection and smart homebuyers do.
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a typical home inspection can cost between 300 to $500. There isn’t a set standard but the price range depends on the size, age, and condition of the home as well as the local real estate market and the home inspector’s experience.
An older home may be more costly to inspect or that the inspector may need more time to cover the entire house due to certain conditions or defects. But one thing is for sure, the home inspection cost is only a drop in the bucket compared to the financial headaches this inspection can save you in the long run. Trust your real estate agent as he/she will have a network of trusted professionals including a thorough and highly skilled home inspector.
What Does the Home Inspection Cost Cover?
A professional home inspector is trained to inspect and look at over 1,600 features in the home. He uses non-invasive methods to examine the major systems in the home including the:
- Grounds to check for water or septic issues
- Exterior for decay, rot, or excavation problems
- Structure for foundation, windows, and doors
- Roof for shingles, flashing and other roof problems
- Electrical System to see that electrical wires and components including appliances meet the legal safety standards
- Interior for framing, insulation, and others
- Plumbing to examine if fixtures, supply lines, sinks, showers, bath, are functioning properly
Making the Most of a Home Inspection
As a buyer, the home inspection is vital in making informed decisions about the property you are looking at. Getting the knowledge from the home inspection report helps you decide on whether to negotiate or walk away. Not all items cited in the report are mandatory fixes, however. Your home inspector may include cosmetic items to help you become an informed buyer.
A home inspection may cost you hundreds now but it can potentially save you far more down the road. It’s better that you know about termite problems or structural issues now than suffer in silence later. Call us now (860) 615-0000 to find out how much our home inspection costs in Connecticut.
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Lighthouse Inspections will be your home buying or selling advocate! We are committed to providing you with outstanding service. We’re highly experienced and extremely thorough, yet have excellent communications skills to be able to put the entire house into perspective for you. If you’re looking to buy or sell in the Connecticut and Southern Rhode Island areas, especially Old Saybrook, Madison, Guilford, Branford, New Haven, Waterford, Groton, Stonington, Watch Hill, Rhode Island and surrounding areas, we can help!
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