Info on Grand Rapids Real Estate

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.

Coming soon:

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.

Other Misconceptions You Might Have Missed:

 Misconception #1:  You should wait as long as possible before getting your home inspection. 

Contributed to GrandRapidsResource.com by: 

Dawn Wilder at Ace Home Inspections

Advertisements

2 responses

  1. Pingback: The Seven Most Costly Misconceptions About Home Inspections – Misconception #3 « Grand Rapids Resource

  2. Pingback: The Seven Most Costly Misconceptions About Home Inspections – Misconception #4 « Grand Rapids Resource

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s