When should I get a home inspection?

Buying a home is like a long journey. It’s exciting to consider a new place, a new adventure. At the same time, it’s wearing and stressful. You’ll visit several homes before settling on the one home that’s right for you. You’ll talk with real estate agents, and financial institutions, and spend plenty of time negotiating an offer, before, finally, the keys are in your hand and you’re ready to move in. As all this is going on, you’re thinking about where you’re going to be living, how beautiful the home is, and where you’re going to put the living room sofa.

Before you sign your final papers, one of the last steps in the process is the home inspection. Even if you are buying a new home, you should have the home inspected. Why? Because no home, not even a new one, is perfect, when you look at the home objectively. Through the inspection process, home buyers get a genuine picture of the home’s condition. The inspection picks up unseen or unexpected problems with the home like roof leaks or insufficient insulation that may not be readily obvious when you are viewing it with the real estate agent.

In ideal circumstances you should get the home inspected once the seller has accepted an offer on the home, but before the deal has been finalized. Most contracts will include an option for home inspection. Once the inspection is complete, within that time frame, you get a chance to renegotiate the deal. You may want to have repairs made or get the price reduced based on the findings in the inspection report. If the problems are substantial, you also have time to opt out of the deal.

One advantage of choosing INTELLISPECT PROPERTY INSPECTION GROUP for your home inspection in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, is the attention to detail we include in our inspection reports. Years of experience have given us the knowledge, skills, and insight to provide our clients with some of the most detailed inspection reports available. If you are buying a home and ready to schedule a home inspection, you can fill out an inspection request online or book us by calling us in Fort Worth at 817-590-2630 or Dallas at 972-359-8310.