The Seven Most Costly Misconceptions About Home Inspections – Misconception #2
Misconception #2: You don’t need a home inspection if you are getting a home warranty.
No. As you probably know, there are very few perfect homes. A home inspector is going to inspect for any major problems that you need to be aware of concerning the structure of the home and the mechanical aspects of the home. Home inspections on a regular basis turn up items that are simply too expensive to fix and may not be fixable. If you move in and are relying on the home warranty, you may end up with items that the warranty doesn’t even begin to cover. In addition, as you may know, if someone tells you not to worry – that the warranty will take care of any problems with the home – this should be a red flag. Home warranties are not designed to and will not cover pre-existing conditions.
One of the best reasons to have an inspection is to help prove that a problem that shows up later is not pre-existing.
Misconception # 3 One inspection is as good as another inspection. One inspector is as good as another inspector. One inspection company is as good as another inspection company.
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