If you already live in the Adelaide Hills, we probably don’t need to tell you what’s so great about living here. You already know how close we are to nature, how great our markets are, and how many things there are to do around here. However, we do need to discuss something important, especially if you’re scoping out a new place for your family to stay:
Home inspection. As great as our area is, you still need to do your due diligence with home inspection in Adelaide Hills, and we’re going to explain why to the best of our ability.
It Saves You Money
It’s no secret: getting a good, thorough home inspection is going to cost you money. We aren’t going to forget that for the sake of the sales pitch, it’s important that you know this isn’t going to be done for free. What you may not know is that by spending money on a good inspection, you’re likely to save money in the long run.
The main reason why boils down to what we might find. Bug problems, plumbing problems, and so on are all bad marks on a home that someone is attempting to sell, and you’d be surprised at how often issues like these are unreported by sellers. In most cases, this means there are a lot of little problems with the house that aren’t immediately obvious but make themselves known after you’ve already signed a contract and moved in.
If we find any unreported problems- and it’s our job to- chances are you can negotiate the price you’re being offered. The amount you’ll (effectively) gain will depend on the extent of the issues, of course, and you’ll want to make sure that the discount will cover any repair costs, at least in the long run.
If the problems are particularly severe, you may also consider moving onto another potential property. This may feel like a loss, but it isn’t! By getting a home inspection done before move-in, you’ve saved yourself thousands of dollars that you would’ve been burning in the long run by moving into poor housing.
It Protects Your Family
This may sound hyperbolic, but it’s true.
If you’re in the market for a home, chances are you aren’t a lone bachelor or bachelorette anymore- you have a family to take care of. Relatives. Kids. Think about how many problems there can be in a home, and how harmful they could be to the people that you care about. Termites can weaken wood throughout the house, common bugs can spread illnesses and disease, poorly-maintained gas lines and appliances can be a fire hazard…
We aren’t trying to scare you here, but these are all real issues that you should be keeping in mind before renting or purchasing a home. It’s not just you that you need to worry about, and with the help of a business like ours, you can make sure that none of these things pass under your radar.
It Informs Future Maintenance and House Upgrades
Finally…home inspection helps you get to know your home before you even move in. Provided any problems aren’t so severe as to dissuade you from moving in entirely, you can get a very good idea of your house’s “quirks” before you make the plunge. This makes it easier to plan long-term maintenance and home improvements since you already know what needs fixing and what can be improved.
Think about the first time you moved into an apartment or rented a home. Chances are you discovered countless little things that changed the way you lived, but this process took weeks, if not months before you completely understood all the things that set your home apart.
By getting home inspection done in advance, you’re saving yourself this learning period and enabling yourself to fix problems before they become problems.
To boil down everything we’ve said so far to a succinct conclusion, we’d like to say this.
You need home inspection in Adelaide Hills, because it provides peace of mind and foresight that you can’t possibly get otherwise. Here at QBI Inspections, we provide competitive rates and prioritise customer service above all else, with timely bookings and a guaranteed 24 hour turnaround time on our inspection reports. If you need a home inspection, email us at email@example.com or contact us on our site for a consultation.