Your biggest investment: Americans aren’t big savers. Instead of piggy banks, Americans own homes. If you buy a lemon of a house, you may watch your biggest investment go belly up.
Lead paint: Lead paint is found in some homes built before 1978. If the paint job is in good shape—no flaking or peeling—you’re generally in good shape. But if children nibble the paint job or eat paint chips, the health cost could be high. Find out what you’re dealing with.
Fireplaces: A black film called creosote often builds up inside the fireplace after many years. If it’s too thick, then you’ve got a potential fire hazard on your hands.
Roof: Nobody thinks about the roof until it fails. Don’t spend a fortune on a house and then fork over thousands more when you discover the roof is no good.
Structural Issues: Structural issues can be very expensive to fix, and without the trained eyes of a Home Inspector, it’s very easy to overlook the problem that will end up costing you more than you planned.
Safety: Bypassing a Home Inspection is a financial gamble, but it’s also a choice that could lead into more serious consequences. A faulty electrical system that is ignored could easily turn into a fire hazard. A leaking faucet could turn into hidden mold, causing health problems.
Maintenance Tips:Your Home inspector has years of experience and a wealth of knowledge. Use this resource to its fullest, ask questions. Your Home Inspector will gladly offer tips, maintenance ideas and advice on repairs.
The objectivity factor: Many home buyers get emotional when looking at a house. Home Inspectors, fortunately, aren’t distracted by pretty drapes—they’re looking for problems. Can you do that?
The professional factor: If you’re a legal secretary, for example, you know a home inspector can’t sit down and do your job. It’s the same with certified home inspectors; they receive top notch Home Inspection training, which makes them pros in their field.
Peace of mind:Road Runner Home Inspections will provide you with a complete understanding of the condition of the house and help you in making an informed decision.
Risk vs. Reward: A professional Home Inspection will usually cost a few hundred dollars, but it could end up saving you thousands. It’s better to be safe than sorry. It’s far better to spend a few hundred dollars on the Home Inspection, rather than hoping for the best and ending up with a home you aren’t satisfied with.
Negotiating power:Road Runner Home Inspections will provide you with a full detailed report outlining any issues with the home. With this report, you can negotiate with the seller to either fix any issues or adjust the price accordingly.