Buyers are not required to have a home inspection before purchasing property, but the vast majority chooses to have a professional home building inspector Adelaide evaluate their potential investment before the sale is final. Nearly all buyers, particularly those working with a real estate agent, have a home inspection contingency clause in their purchase contracts and so should you.
Purchasing a house is a huge investment that most people make, and home equity often makes up the bulk of a homeowner’s wealth. Because of this, it is imperative that you make an informed decision when purchasing a home and that you take measures to ensure that the property you are considering is a sound investment. One way to be sure is by using the help of a professional when it comes to determining the condition of the home. This is true whether the home is ten years old or 100 years old.
According to a survey in SA, 87 percent of buyers used a home building inspector during the purchasing process of homes between 11 and 50 years old, but just 74 percent of buyers had a home inspection when purchasing a home that had been built within the last ten years. While some newer homes may not have the years of wear and tear that older homes endure, there still could be issues with the foundation, plumbing, electrical wiring, appliances or roof. There could also be mold, siding coming loose or general construction problems from a contractor that took too many shortcuts.
When the house looks good from the outside, there may be no way of knowing about hidden issues that could turn into costly future repairs or pose health hazards to your family unless you opt for a home inspection. New home defects are becoming increasingly common as some builders rush through the construction process, or hire craftsman with lower skill levels to stay within budget and to increase profits. While not all home builders do this, information regarding the reputation of the contractor that constructed a home may not be readily available to the buyer.
As a buyer, you can help to safeguard your investment in a newer home by hiring a certified and experienced home building inspector Adelaide to seek out hidden issues and defects. By enlisting the assistance of a home inspector that is also certified in mold testing, termite inspections, and radon testing inspections, you can obtain a better overall understanding of the condition of the home and help to ensure you are getting the best value for your money.