ALWAYS Get a Home Inspection

Importance of home inspections when purchasing your Greenville South Carolina area home.

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ALWAYS Get a Home Inspection

Posted by Eddy Kicker on Sunday, May 18th, 2008 at 1:54pm.

Home inspections are a MUST for all home purchasers not only in the Greenville South Carolina area but all across the country. The following are some of the reasons I have heard clients say they didn't need a home inspection.

  • It's a brand new house and the builder is offering a warranty. The truth is the builder will normally offer a 1 year complete warranty and mandated to offer an 8 year structural warranty.  Many of the items found in a home inspection may not be apparent in the first year and would not be classified as structural so you would have to make repairs and YOUR expense.  Trust me, I sell a lot of new homes and the home inspectors find as much or more with new homes as they do with existing homes.
  • The builder tells you..The house passed the county codes inspection so everything is fine. Nothing could be further from the truth. The codes inspector does a quick viewing and does not spend the time doing all the things that a home inspector will do.
  • Let's shop for the cheapest home inspector. Just like everything else in life, you normally get what you pay for. This is not the place to try and save $50.
  • My dad used to build a few homes so I will just have him take a look at it. So when he misses something, is he licensed and bonded and insured and liable for negligence?

These are just a few of the more common reasons people give. ALL my clients get home inspections. It is the best way to make sure you are investing wisely in a home that is probably the single biggest investment that you have. The average cost of a home inspection is $450 and the average cost of a home in our market is $185,000. You do the math.

Are you planning a move to the Greenville area? Please visit my Greenville SC area home search to learn about all the homes for sale in our area. I look forward to hearing from you.

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