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Search Realty Reveals Three Reasons for the Benefits of a Home Inspection in Real Estate


Search Realty examines the various benefits of using a home inspector when purchasing a home for sale. Home Inspections can help to avoid future costs by detecting issues with a home before a purchase is made.

Mississauga, Ontario (PRWEB) July 19, 2013

Purchasing a home is perhaps the biggest investment an individual would ever make. The process of purchasing a home for sale is both rewarding, but more often than not, it is also extremely stressful. Dealing with contract negotiations, mortgage loans, and seemingly endless paperwork can become quite overwhelming. The last thing a home buyer should need to worry about is an unforeseen problem with the actual home being purchased.

Search Realty recommends that a home buyer take the time and invest in a professional home inspection company before purchasing a home, as they can determine if there are any major defects in regards to the house that could inevitably lead to increased costs in the future. Search Realty offers three reasons as to the importance of home inspections in real estate and the benefits they provide.

First, Home inspections aren't a new thing. They are the smartest way to ensure that the house purchased doesn't have any major defects or flaws that could lead to future costs, which the home buyer obviously would prefer to avoid. A home inspection can quickly assess any major defects as well as safety concerns or potential threats with the property, such as the potential for mold and asbestos.

Second, it is important to note that home inspections are not the same thing as a home appraisal. Unlike a home appraisal, which only provides a cursory market value for the property, a home inspection offers a detailed analysis of the home's condition. These inspections usually include an examination of heating and central air systems, plumbing and electrical systems, the roof and visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, foundations and basements.

Lastly, a home inspection provides more than just simply listing all the defects within a home. A home inspector will not only identify issues with the home but can also suggest courses of action. In addition, a home inspection can also identify any code violations present on the property. This type of problem is actually quite common in older homes, which were “grandfathered” in prior to changes in local building codes. It is important for the home buyer to be aware of these deficiencies and all threats, in order to make a more accurate decision on how to proceed.

Once the inspection is completed and a report provided, if there are significant problems with the home, Search Realty recommends that the home buyer then negotiate with the seller to either lower the sale price of the home, or determine how the problem will be addressed and eventually fixed.

Spending an extra few hundred dollars for a home inspection may seem like an unnecessary expense, however, Search Realty advises that the peace of mind it gives makes it worth the cost.

About Search Realty Corp.,Brokerage

Search Realty Corp.,Brokerage is a real estate company utilizing the best tools and technology to serve the needs of today's Home Buyers, Sellers and REALTORS®. Search Realty Corp. has quickly grown to 100+ websites, over 15,000 Unique Visitors per month and 135,000 Page Views per month.

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