A standard home inspection is status quo in the home-buying process, but is it giving you the complete picture of a home’s health?
An inspection is standard operating procedure when it comes to buying a home. And while a home inspector’s final report on your sweet home for sale in San Francisco, CA, provides valuable information, does it give you a complete picture of your home’s health? Maybe. But there are some potential gaps in the typical home inspection, and some of them could prove costly if existing issues are overlooked.
Here are eight potential problem areas in a typical home inspection. Read on to find out how to get the additional information you’ll need to help spot issues before you close (which could protect you from costly repairs and replacements down the road).
With so many potential missed items in a standard home inspection, it’s your responsibility to take further steps. Whether you hire a roof inspector or an HVAC technician to help round out the picture of your potential new home, the additional investigation could end up saving you thousands in repair and replacement costs. Once you have finished with the inspection process and purchased your home, your homeowners policy coverage will kick in. Given the existing gaps in the inspection process, the policy will provide the final piece of assurance to help you sleep through the night.
From Trulia.com – Written By: Robyn Woodman