15 Jan 4 home inspection tips for buyers
When it comes to purchasing a home, a lot of buyers these days seem to be just whipping through the home inspection step, and that is a very bad idea. When buying Yukon homes for sale, the home inspection process is critical and here are some tips on how you can get the best out of your home inspection.
Don’t look for the cheapest
As with any industry, there are home inspectors who are high priced, and others who know they can get the attention of the penny pinchers. But it is important to remember, like everything, you get what you pay for. Ask your Whitehorse Yukon real estate agent who they recommend for getting your home inspected, and start your research from there. Most agents in the real estate market will know who the best inspectors are, and which ones you’ll want to avoid.
Be present during the inspection
When your home is being inspected you will of course need to back off and let the inspector do their job, but it is also important that you are present. This way you will be able to hear directly from them what they think of the home, and also be able to find out answer to questions you may have. This also helps you understand the home you’re potentially buying, like the structure of the home, the attic, crawlspaces, etc.
During the home inspection process a lot of inspectors will take pictures of what they are inspecting, especially if they see an issue and they are recommending a repair or renovation. This will help you as you can review these photos and determine whether this is going to cause a problem now or in the future. Make sure to discuss any repairs with your real estate agent.
Always check the roof
A good roof is critical for your homes protection from the elements, so make sure your inspector has done a thorough inspection of the roof. Make sure you or your Whitehorse Yukon real estate agent ask the owner or selling agent about when the last time the roof was replaced or re-shingled, what materials were used, and the existing warranty on the materials.