Buyer’s remorse is a relatively common occurrence in the housing market, but many buyers do not have to go through this if they do things right to begin with. One of the most common complaints is that the house is not big enough. This can be avoided with a realistic assessment of your family’s space needs. Take a realistic look at the square footage of the home and the layout of the rooms to make sure your family and preferred furniture options will fit. Other issues that could cause you to regret buying a home can be prevented if you had a home inspection before signing the paperwork.
It is understandable if you see a house that’s for sale and feel so excited that you want to make an offer right away because it’s perfect. The thing to remember is that no matter how carefully you examine a property on your own; there is a lot that can escape your attention. This is especially true when you love the appearance of the property so much that you try to overlook some minor things that you can fix later.
That is where I come in to help you with a much-needed reality check. I can’t tell you whether you will have enough space or whether the neighbors are nice, but I can spot the physical problems affecting a house. I will give you a full report on my findings after I visit the home and conduct the inspection. You may be present when I inspect the home, but please don’t be put off if I focus on work instead of talking you through the process. My goal is to be as thorough as possible, and while I love to talk, I may not be able to answer your questions mid-inspection.
Unrealistic Renovation Plans
When it comes to planning for a renovation, some homeowners simply do not realize what they are getting into. Resist the urge to make big plans when you are buying a house. After all, before you can do that, there may be the need for some basic improvements. As a home inspector, I can give you a basic idea of the home repairs in your immediate future if you go through with the purchase. This will help you to set realistic goals for home repairs, additions, or other projects.
The Price of the Home
You can only know the true value of a house when you know everything about it. Is the furnace working properly? Does the roof need even minor repairs? These are the kinds of questions that need to be answered to avoid spending more than you should on a house. A home inspection report is a great bargaining tool when you want to get a house for less than the asking price. It also works to ensure that you are paying what the house really worth.
Some homes have ornate finishes or additions that you may not end up using. These areas will still need maintenance, and this is something you might not have factored into your original budget. Even if a home inspection shows no actual problems, you still need to think seriously about whether some features are worth the hassle.
When you are thinking of buying a home, talk to me first. A home inspection report from PrimeSpec Consulting will help you to make a sound financial decision that you can live with for years to come.