Why an Inspection is a Critical Part of the Home Buying Process

Why an Inspection is a Critical Part of the Home Buying Process

If you’re buying a new home, you can be so excited that you just want to grab those keys and get packing! It seems like there are a lot of hoops to jump through before closing, and you already know you want to change a few things, so skipping steps might sound like a good idea. But, the day to discover you have an issue with your new home is not the day after closing!  Read on to find out why inspections are an important part of your home closing process.

Why an Inspection is a Critical Part of the Home Buying Process: Check for Structural Damage

One of the first things your inspector will check for is structural damage. This is important for several reasons. It makes it possible to you to know you’ve got a firm foundation, and no termite damage or water damage under your home. This isn’t just for peace of mind, however. Your home insurance company will want to know this information before insuring you, especially if you have a home bond or are transferring a termite bond from a pest control company.  

Ensure the Electric System is Safe

A ground wire can act as a safety mechanism in an electrical system, but not unless it’s properly installed and cared for. Unfortunately, some DIYers bite off more than they can chew, and decide to do minor repairs to the electrical systems by themselves. This can seem like it’s not a big deal, but if a mistake was made with electricity by somebody who wasn’t a bonded and insured electrician, your home might not only be in danger, but your family as well. Having a good inspection protects both and makes sure your lights stay on, with no shocks or fires.

Why an Inspection is a Critical Part of the Home Buying Process: Get a Better Loan

If you’re hoping to pay for your new home with an FHA loan, you have to show that your intended home can pass an inspection. With no inspection passed, you have to pay much higher bank rates. Why? You are much more likely to be able to live in a home, and for a much longer time, if it is sturdy, and has few major issues.

The long story short is: the steps between you and closing on a home are there for a reason. You’ll be glad you waited patiently and had a professional conduct a home inspection! As hard as it might be to wait, it would be much worse to skip this crucial step. Protect your future investment and your home.

Read this next: What Matters Most When Getting Your First Mortgage

 Steelbridge Realty LLC  is a Licensed Real Estate Brokerage that utilizes cutting-edge marketing techniques and data-driven Real Estate solutions in today’s ever-changing environment. Our group of professionals have decades of experience and have navigated through many business cycles. Our diverse background gives us the tools to guide people towards successful decisions.

 



 

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5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
7,000
SQFT
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New Listing - a week online
$1,795,000
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0.4175
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3508 Stuart Ct
Fort Myers, FL 33901
York Manor Subdivision
$5,800,000
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1.3945
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LEE
COUNTY
1215 & 1233 Braman Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers Subdivision
$15,950,000
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4
BEDS
9
TOTAL BATHS
10,033
SQFT
1240 Coconut Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Palm Gardens Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$890,000
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3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,467
SQFT
1249 Osceola Dr
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Riverside Subdivision
$750,000
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Pending With Contingencies
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,173
SQFT
1250 Braman Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Becklers Riverside Add Subdivision
$2,450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,138
SQFT
1209 Coconut Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers Subdivision
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$1,595,000
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4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,848
SQFT
1266 Gasparilla Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
York Manor Subdivision
Price Change - 17 hours ago
$620,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,503
SQFT
1362 Braman Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Becklers Riverside Add Subdivision
$1,995,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,684
SQFT
3232 Mcgregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Riverside Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,377,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,589
SQFT
1344 Shadow Ln
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Country Club Estates Subdivision
$475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,542
SQFT
1377 Coconut Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Palm Gardens Subdivision
Price Change - 3 days ago
$650,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
1250 Sunbury Dr
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$6,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
7,719
SQFT
2844 Valencia Way
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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New Listing - 5 hours online
$989,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,829
SQFT
1388 Shadow Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Country Club Estates Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,784
SQFT
1414 Alhambra Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$5,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,093
SQFT
3914 W Riverside Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Fort Myers Subdivision
Price Change - 4 days ago
$1,385,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,848
SQFT
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New Listing - 4 weeks online
$3,500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,470
SQFT
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