If you are buying a house, your Myrtle Beach real estate agent will recommend you to have the house inspected prior to proceeding with the home purchase process. A complete and thorough home inspection will help ensure that the house you are considering is what it seems to be. This particularly means that there are no expensive repairs that will surprise you after you have moved in and settled in the house.
What Constitutes a Home Inspection?
A complete home inspection will include checking of the house structure from the roof to the foundation. All systems of the house will be also checked and tested for efficient performance. Moreover, an inspector will also have to test the presence of harmful gas in the house that may be present in the paint used or in an outdated wiring or electrical system. Presence of mold growth and harmful insects such as bed bugs and termites will also be tested.
The results of a home inspection will help the home buyer to decide whether or not to pursue the deal. Home purchase contracts now include contingencies that allow the home buyer to back out of the deal should the results of the home inspection turn out to be too serious. Otherwise, the homebuyer can opt to renegotiate the purchase price based on the results of the inspection. A real estate agent in Myrtle Beach will help you renegotiate with the seller to ensure that you still get a good deal.
What Home Inspections Will Tell You
Here is a list of the things that a home inspection can reveal. These will help you decide whether to walk away from the deal or proceed but with renegotiation with the seller.
- Old wiring system
One of the most important aspects of a home inspection is checking the electrical system of the house. Primarily, the home inspector will check the main electrical panel to look for signs of outdated wiring, overloaded circuits, and other signs pointing to an old wiring system. The best resolution for this problem is to have the entire wiring and electrical system updated. Should this be the case with the house that you are considering buying, you must immediately discuss this with the seller.
- Harmful insects and pests
The most common pests that can infest any home are termites. You do not want to be living with termites in your new home and a home inspection is a great way to detect their presence in the house and effectively get rid of them before they cause severe damages. Should the home inspection reveal the house has termites, you might want to bring in a pest control expert to help you eliminate the termites and guide you on how to keep them away from your home and prevent re-infestation.
- Drainage problems
Another common result of a home inspection is drainage problems. These are usually found in gutters and downspouts and may cause more severe problems when not addressed immediately. More specifically, drainage problems can quickly lead to rotting and mold growth, which can be a huge health hazard for you and the entire family. Note that resolving drainage problems often cost less than resolving rotting and mold problems. Thus, if these came up as part of the home inspection results, it will be better to have your Myrtle Beach real estate agent negotiate the purchase price with the seller.
Make sure you work with a licensed and trained home inspector for the best and most reliable inspection results.
A real estate agent in Myrtle Beach from Full Potential Real Estate, LLC will provide you with recommendations on the best home inspector to hire.
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Myrtle Beach, SC 29577