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Why Buy a Home Inspection?
Home Buying 101
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Many San Diego homes are in disrepair due to the fact that the average homeowner either does not know what problems to look for, or does realize that problems exist and would rather not pay for the repairs. Prior to the creation of the home inspection process, most homes were sold as-is. This meant that it was possible to pass problems along from buyer to buyer.
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From the day construction of a home is complete, it begins to degrade. A few homeowners may realize this and opt to have some repairs completed prior to listing the home for sale. However, once the decision to sell the home has been made, a great deal of the emotional attachment begins to fade. This could result in the desire to not spend the money required to pay for quality workmanship. Buyers need to consider this, as it is one of the many reasons that home inspections are necessary.
What looks good on the surface may not actually look so great to the trained eye. Unlike remodeling projects, homeowners may not recover their investment when opting to pay for repairs. Some may even attempt to do the repairs themselves in order to save money. In the case of cosmetic fixes, this may be fine. However, in the case of major repairs, the homeowner could do more harm than good. Hazardous conditions may be created when electrical systems or mechanical elements are not repaired properly.
Even homeowners with the best intentions may hire the wrong contractor. This is a mistake that can be made by anyone that does not take the time to research the services provided by specific contractors. In most cases, the homeowner truly does not know whether or not the work was done correctly or if corners were cut. It is not up to the buyer to decide who to blame. Instead, it is the responsibility of the buyer to take the action required to know what problems exist, and how severe they are.
"Buyer beware" may not be the most positive statement in existence, but it certainly applies to the home purchasing process. It is perfectly acceptable to be somewhat skeptical until a home inspection tells you otherwise. Once the inspection is complete, you will be provided with the information you need to know before proceeding with the purchase of a home.

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Darin Redding
Written on Monday, 24 March 2008 08:56 by Darin Redding

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