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.

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Active
4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,800
SQFT
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Fort Myers Subdivision
$2,499,000
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6
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,450
SQFT
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$999,000
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BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
5,130
SQFT
1255 Osceola Dr
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Fort Myers Subdivision
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$550,000
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3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,584
SQFT
3284 Avocado Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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New Listing - 3 weeks online
$895,000
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Pending With Contingencies
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,411
SQFT
1328 Hanton Ave
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Riverside Subdivision
$1,599,000
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4
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,970
SQFT
1291 Caloosa Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Riverside Subdivision
$619,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,596
SQFT
1362 Miracle Ln
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Becklers Riverside Add Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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5
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,457
SQFT
1343 Shadow Ln
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Country Club Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$739,900
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Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,706
SQFT
1383 Gasparilla Dr
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$495,000
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Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,600
SQFT
1317 Sunbury Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
La Chelle Manor Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$368,900
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2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,764
SQFT
1271 Burtwood Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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$2,950,000
Land For Sale
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1.1381
ACRES
LEE
COUNTY
1301 Poinciana Ave
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Poinciana Park Subdivision
Foreclosure
$324,900
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Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
975
SQFT
1533 Coconut Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Coconut Grove Subdivision
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$389,000
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4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,672
SQFT
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Fort Myers, FL 33901
Not Applicable Subdivision
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$2,195,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,017
SQFT
2714 Shriver Dr
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$249,900
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Pending
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,512
SQFT
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Fort Myers, FL 33901
Country Club Homes Subdivision
$545,900
Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,934
SQFT
2702 Mcgregor Blvd
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$635,900
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3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,234
SQFT
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$324,900
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4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,461
SQFT
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BEDS
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TOTAL BATHS
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