Ok, let's face it, in today's housing market, home buyers are being advised to buy a home with no conditions. That's right, no financing or home inspection conditions...that means you are essentially buying a home for cash and buying it 'as is'. Wow, buying a home is likely the biggest investment you'll make and now you're advised not to finance it or get it inspected. I'm glad I bought my last house 20 years ago without these unfair pressures!
I can't speak on the financing aspect but I've got 25 years of experience in the home inspection industry so that's what I'll address. Home Inspection Consutants Inc. is now doing more post-purchase property inspections than pre-purchase house inspections. This is quite a shift in the home inspection industry. When we first started back in 1994, post-purchase building inspections didn't exist.
We get paid either way, before the purchase or after the purchase, so whichever you choose is up to you BUT it is clearly more beneficial to the home buyer to have a pre-purchase home inspection because then you can make an INFORMED decision on your biggest investment.
So, how can a post-purchase home inspection save you money or help you when you've already bought the house?
Even if you have moved into the home, it's not too late to call Home Inspection Consultants Inc. We Provide Peace of Mind.
I've come across a lot of interesting tidbits of information during my 29 year career as a home inspector. I've been told that I'm pretty meticulous and a good 'teacher', so hopefully you'll find some interesting information here..