Five Tips For Negotiating A Home Purchase With Your Home Inspection Results

Author: A-Shored Home Inspections LLC | | Categories: Foundation Inspection , Home Inspection , Plumbing Inspection

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Through the pandemic, many changes took place, and people were unsure of how they would get through and adapt to them. With many of them putting their houses back on the market, they needed to make sure that they could get the best deal possible to get through. Additionally, people were either working from their apartments or moving back to their hometowns because there was no requirement to rent another place as they did not have to come into the office regularly. 

When it came to either purchasing or selling a house, one of the best decisions that someone could make would be getting a home inspector. While they might charge you a small amount that most people would rather avoid, they could end up saving you so much more in the long run. They would tell you about changes you could make around the house to increase the value of the house. If some parts of the house are broken or need repairs, knowing about them and getting them fixed is the best way to immediately get a better cost on the house. Additionally, if you were purchasing a house, you want to make sure that you have someone there with you to inspect the house that you are picking to make sure that you would not have to spend another large amount after moving into the house to do it up. They would go through the entire thing and tell you about all the faults they find.

We constantly asked how getting a home inspector would increase the value of the house. Home inspectors know houses better than the rest and know what to look for and if there are issues with the homes their clients pick. Here are some of the pointers that we encourage people to keep in mind when they consider selecting a new house. It is one of the larger investments they would make so they should be informed.

Tip #1: Hire a licensed home inspector
Many people would call themselves home inspectors and might be in a position to do a pretty decent job, but you have to make sure that you are working with someone who has their license. If they do not, you could end up in a weird position where their certificate might not mean as much as you thought it would. There are two aspects, the first one is working with a home inspector, instead of skipping one altogether. The second is making sure that they have the correct documentation so that their inspections are thorough and they have some reputation.

Tip #2: Prioritize results for repairs and improvements needed by owner or purchaser responsibility, safety, and repair costs
There are some parts of the house that you might choose to ignore, but we suggest talking to your home inspector before that because they would be able to tell you how important that is. You can then work on a cost analysis which states whether the cost of repairing it would increase the value of the house or would cost you a lot more to get through the repair job. Changing the plumbing and doing it up could be a little expensive but might increase the value of the house significantly, so you would have to weigh the pros and cons before considering repairing the house. The same with issues like leakages, termites, or dry rot, which should be handled before putting the house on the market.

Tip #3: Compare and assess the condition and cost of the home to another comparable in the surrounding area
You should consider the other houses in the area because that would tell you the cost you would have to pay to maintain it. You want to make sure that you are moving into a neighborhood and the costs of the houses there match the market value. 

Tip #4: Create a cost and time budget for repairs needed after closing
Sometimes you might end up paying a lot less for a house because of the damage that you would have to get through. You can work on these, get through the process, and start the maintenance. However, you should account for the maintenance cost because there are instances where the cost might work up to more than the value of the house. You would only be able to understand these processes if you handled them with someone who knows what they are doing.

Tip #5: Engage qualified contractors to estimate the cost
Engage qualified contractors to estimate the cost, especially if you need to replace exhaust system components and repair defective structural components before closing.

Whenever you have to get any work done on the house, you want to make sure you are working with a professional to get through the process. You don't want to get the job done and have to redo it again in a few years. Make sure that you can trust the team that got through the process and they are dependable.

If you are looking for assistance with a good home inspection, connect with us at A-Shored Home Inspections LLC. We provide our clients with thorough home inspections and give them a high-quality comprehensive report in an unreasonably fast turnaround time. We deliver clear, concise, and thorough reports within 48 hours, but those would depend on the circumstances that we were running. The challenge with the job we do is that we could not handle it remotely, and all inspections could only take place in person, which was quite challenging. During the spread of the virus, many did not want to meet in person, and we worked around that. If you want a better understanding of our services, please click here. If you are looking to connect with us or think we can assist with your requirements, please click here