Test Drive With Home Buyer Inspection

by David
(Pennsylvania)

Regarding Test Drive With Home Buyer Inspection: Having recently purchased an old home, an 1840’s Victorian, I can promise that a pre-purchase home buyer inspection is worth every penny. Having someone look at everything from the basement to the attic, even if they do not find anything major wrong with the house, will at least give you peace of mind, and at most save you thousands of dollars.

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Many problems can be revealed with such a home inspection checklist, and being a prospective buyer, it gives you an opportunity to negotiate the cost of the repairs off the price.

One example in my case was a radon test. The basement was found to have levels of radon just above what is the acceptable threshold. I paid $94.00 for the actual test, but ended up negotiating more than $1,200.00 off the purchase price for the cost of installing a ventilation system to correct the problem.

Other inspections were done to assess the electricity and structure of the home. Had something been awry there, I could have negotiated for the cost of the repairs, or avoided a bad purchase all together.

A home is the biggest investment the average person will make, and not having it properly inspected is much like buying a used car without taking it for a test drive.

Kate Answers: Test Drive With Home Buyer Inspection

Hi David, I wholeheartedly agree with you on taking a pre-purchase home on a test drive with a home buyer inspection.

I hope you'll come back to contribute again in the future.

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