When buying a home, whether you are a first time buyer or someone on the move, there are things that you have to bear in mind. And as your home is probably the biggest purchase of your life you should take a little time, even in the midst of excitement at the prospect of your beautiful new home, to consider a few points.
Even homes that show beautifully can have hidden defects that a simple inspection can root out, saving you thousands of dollars over time.
A full home inspection by a qualified inspector costs just a few hundred dollars and over the lifetime of your home can save you many times the price.
If renovations have been carried out on the home and the proper permits and inspections were not carried out you could find yourself being faced with an order to demolish part of your beautiful new home.
Ensure that before making any agreement to buy you have the following areas properly inspected:
Internal and external windows and frames.
Guttering and downpipes
Internal and external roofing
Internal and external walls
Patios and balconies
Internal and external stairs
Pergolas and paving
Choose a home inspector who is registered to carry out full home inspections. They are all registered builders with many years of experience, who can spot defects and potential issues that will help you make an informed decision about the new property you are considering calling home.