17 Jul How a New Home Inspection Can Save You Thousand
When you are looking to purchase a home it’s easy to get carried away. You look at the beautiful timber flooring, the big garden and you start to visualise all your furniture in place and before you know it you’re putting in an offer.
Whilst a house can look great on the inside and out, sometimes you need to look beneath the surface to see where troubles lie. It can be a nail biting time when you are waiting for your contract to go unconditional, but you need to use this time to do all your relevant building and pest inspections to protect yourself.
When buying a house your cooling off period is the time that you can back out of the contract without incurring any fees, during this time a building and pest inspection should be undertaken so you have the full picture of your property prior to purchasing.
How can a home inspection save you thousands?
A building and pest inspection will give you the information you need to make an informed decision on your Gold Coast property purchase.
A building and pest inspection from BMC Inspections on the Gold Coast will help identify any issues, both above and below the surface.
1. Details of all major defects including structural issues
Buying a home that might require thousands of dollars in repairs could leave you in financial ruin. Problems that don’t appear on the surface and run much deeper can be very serious, don’t under-estimate the potential issues that could be masked by a nice paint job and some nice décor.
2. Details of all minor issues
Minor issues might seem just that, minor, but why pay top dollar for a home only to have to do those odd jobs that the owner should have taken care of. You can ask that they either rectify the problems or reduce the price. Either way, knowledge is power and a full understanding of what you are buying gives you great bargaining power.
3. Evidence of timber pests including termites, both active and not
Termites affect 1 in 3 homes on the Gold Coast, and if present they can literally eat away at your investment. A building and pest inspection can identify active and non-active termite damage, so you can do your due diligence prior to purchase. You will also be made aware of any other Timber pests that could be prevalent in your new home.
Don’t get too swept up in the excitement of buying a home and forget to do your due diligence. A building and pest inspection can save a lot of money and heartache in the long-run.
Building and pest inspections on the Gold Coast that could save you thousands
At BMC Inspections Building & Pest Inspections on the Gold Coast, we give you the information you need to make an informed decision on what could be your biggest investment. Call 0405 251 697 for your building and pest inspection on the Gold Coast, Mount Tamborine and Hinterland areas today.