The Importance of Home Inspections

If you plan on purchasing a new home, obtaining a home inspection before closing the deal is crucial. Home inspections can help you identify any potential problems or issues with the property that could cost you time, money, and stress. Read on to learn more about the role a home inspection plays in the home-buying process.


Why do I need a home inspection?

A home inspection is typically the evaluation of a property for structural, mechanical (including plumbing, electrical systems, major systems, and appliances), and environmental concerns. A professional inspector will examine the property from top to bottom, looking for defects or safety hazards. They may also identify the presence of mold or other environmental hazards which could require further evaluation. The importance of a home inspection cannot be overstated. Not only can it help you identify any potential problems with the property, but it can also give you peace of mind knowing that you’re making an informed decision.

How a Real Estate Attorney Uses the Home Inspection Results

A home inspection report can also help you negotiate with the seller to make a repair or for a credit or price reduction for the defects, potentially saving you thousands of dollars. Your attorney can help you draft a request for repairs or other concessions, ensuring your interests are protected throughout the negotiation process. Your real estate attorney can also be there to answer any questions that come up throughout.


At Riley & Gutman, our experienced attorneys are here to help you navigate the home-buying process. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, we can provide the guidance and support you need to make informed decisions and protect your investment.

Don’t take any chances when it comes to your new home. Contact us today to learn more.