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The value of a home inspection

It might be tempting to forgo ordering a home inspection because of the additional cost, but even though your prospective Prescott home looks pristine, get the inspection. Platinum Property Inspections knows the value of a home inspection, and that inspection may save you thousands of dollars in repairs, or may even prevent you from buying the wrong house.

Don't rely on the Seller
The purpose of a home inspection is protection. Qualified inspectors identify needed repairs and problems that are normally invisible to the naked eye. You need more than a walk-through to find problems that can turn into serious issues if left unfixed.

Identify potential future costs
While something may not be an immediate problem, a good inspector can point out potential weaknesses within the home like a failing water heater. It might mean the difference between you opting for a home warranty plan, which can save you even more money down the line.

Don't exchange a lower price for the inspection
A home inspection doesn't take more than a few hours and the buyer usually foots the bill, which means there's little inconvenience to the seller. So if the seller is offering to reduce the price if you don't order an inspection...buyer beware.

Hiring a home inspector
A good home inspector should have a few years of experience along with the proper licenses and certifications. A thorough inspection will include the obvious living areas of the home but will also include the attic, basement, and roof. When it comes to purchasing a new home, it's better to have too much information than not enough.

Should you be there during the inspection?
Some inspectors are comfortable with prospective homeowners following them around the property while others prefer doing a thorough inspection first, and then do a walk-around with you. If you're not there during the inspection, make an appointment to meet with the inspector to discuss all of his findings.

It's worth a few hundred dollars to have peace of mind when it comes to making one of the largest purchases you'll ever make. If you're looking for your new Prescott home, don't buy it without an inspection first. For a thorough residential inspection, call the experts at Platinum Property Inspections today at 928-713-0889.

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5 out of 5 stars They were very clear and helpful as soon as they answered the phone. They scheduled us the very next day. When they came, they went right to work. They explain what they will do very clearly and answer all question thoughtfully. They a have a mobile mini-van that has everything in it, including a printer. You get your home inspection printed out immediately. Very competent people. They also take a credit card, which is nice because ALL our cash was wrapped up in our down payment. I would use them again for sure.
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