Pink House Team
The importance of a home inspection cannot be expressed enough. Here are a few nightmares from people who decided not to have a home inspection.
- We had a difficult transaction due to some mortgage paperwork so when the day of closing came everyone was very happy. The buyers had opted out of having a home inspection because the seller had one done a few months earlier and they were satisfied with the results. That happy day turned into a nightmare when the whole family nearly died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a cracked heater.
- Another client decided not to have the gas line tested. Their happy day turned into a not so happy day when the gas company turned off their gas and they had to replace the gas line to the street before they could get their gas turned back on.
- It was a great house and a fabulous deal. The buyer was a handy person and wanted to look the house over on their on. Two days after closing the plumbing wouldn't work and they had to replace the sewer line to the street.
- It took a long time for them to find the house out in the country that they were looking for. They were so excited that they didn't want to wait for inspections. A week after they moved in the well went dry.
These are extreme cases but they indeed were costly cases. It is critical that buyers understand that if they don't do a home inspection the consequences could be an enormous expense and take the joy out of their new home.
We recommend to all of our clients to have a home inspection. We cannot, however, force anyone to do it. The cost of an inspection is about $350.
Be safe not sorry.
Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
7304 SW 34th
Amarillo, TX 79121