WHAT INSPECTORs SEE THAT
OTHERS DO NOT
AYou have decided there is something you love about a home or you would not be considering the expense of hiring an inspector. You can already see yourself living in the home. Measurements are already taken and you can see your furniture properly arranged; and may have already planned your house-warming party. There may even be some more mundane things you've considered, like fireplaces, hot-tubs, lighting, and kitchen layout.
That is wonderful, but hold on..., is it a 'diamond in the rough' or a 'rough in the diamond'?
Home inspectors are trained to scrutinize the components of a home that you have not considered. If you are to live in a home, you must be aware of the cost of properly maintaining the home to keep it running efficiently. You must know if there are any safety hazards that have not been considered. You must know the condition of all installed appliances so that you can include them in the cost of normal monthly maintenance or even replacement.
Knowing these particulars can mean a great deal during your purchase contract negotiations as well as your projected living budget. There's also the headache factor to consider.