Not every issue can be seen, and so once you’ve bought the house you’re going to be stuck with whatever is happening behind the scenes.
Hopefully you’ve listened to our episode on property inspections and why they’re important. If you haven’t you can find the episode right here.
Whether it’s your first property or you’re adding to your existing portfolio, getting a pre-purchase inspection is essential.
Buying a property shouldn’t cost you more than the sale price.
Not every issue can be seen, and so once you’ve bought the house you’re going to be stuck with whatever is happening behind the scenes. Whether your roof is coming apart at the seams, or the structure has slowly begun to warp - these are now your problems.
And they could have been avoided if you’d paid for the services of a property inspector.
When we were talking with Omar on the podcast we asked him what people typically overlook and what they should really be looking for when inspecting a home for purchase.
The one thing Omar really drilled down on was water.
It might give you life, but over time it’s going to destroy your home.
Whether it is sagging gutters, damaged drain pipes or worn grout - water is going to cause the most damage to the property. Having a professional inspector come and look for those tell tale signs of water damage will save you time, and money further down the track.
Of course, it’s a good way to catch illegally made alterations to the home as well. There are only a few things more frustrating than having your new local council tell you to tear down an alteration you didn’t even make.
Getting a property inspector like Omar is easily one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting what you paid for. Not only are you discovering existing problems, you’ll also be getting the knowledge on how to deal with them, and advice on what might become problems in the future.
It’s simple: inspect before you buy.