Home inspection: Why is it necessary?

January 11, 2022

Home inspection: Why is it necessary?

A home is where you spend your life. Everybody wants to buy a great home, but nobody wants to make a wrong decision. A comprehensive home inspection is the first step in making sure you find quality property and avoid costly mistakes.

Home inspection: Why is it necessary?

If you are thinking about buying a home, then it’s also advisable to get a home inspection. A home inspection will help you find problems, tell you the condition of the home, and also be a great way to find out what you need to do to improve before buying. It can save you from making costly mistakes before purchasing the house. 

The reasons why a home inspection is important

• Save money by getting an expert to avoid the hassle and stress of moving into a home with pests or faulty appliances.

• Prevent costly repairs/renovations after purchase.

• Home inspection uses cutting-edge technology like infrared, thermal imaging, and high-definition video to ensure you know what you’re buying.

Home inspection checklist for buyers


The home inspection checklist for buyers is to make sure all the parts of the house are good. Here’s an easy list for getting started when you are buying a home.

You can ✔️ off the items on your home inspection checklist once completed. The more you inspect, the bigger chance you find a problem before you decide to move!

Who attends a home inspection?

Home inspector – A home inspector is a professional who inspects homes to ensure that they meet current safety standards and potential hazards. They typically check for defects that might not be immediately visible, such as faulty plumbing, wiring, insulation, and other structural elements like roofing, foundations, drainage systems; also examine interior features like walls and floors.

The buyer or the buyer’s agent- When buying your dream home, we encourage our clients (home buyers) to be present during the home inspection to ask questions about the house. The most important thing about this process is that it gives home buyers peace of mind knowing everything from the water pressure to the condition on roofing meets their needs and expectations before they plan on living in the future! But if the buyer is not available for a home inspection: the real estate agent will still be able to set up an appointment with a professional inspector who can assess any potential problems and give them a walk-through of what’s identified that needs a repair.

How long does a home inspection take?

A home inspection can take as little or a lot of time. It all depends on the property, so be sure to ask your inspector for an estimated time before you book anything!



A home inspection is not only a great way to make sure you’re buying the right home, but it also gives you peace of mind. You can always feel confident in your purchase and know that there were no hidden flaws or issues with the property. 

We hope you enjoyed this blog post, and we would love to hear your thoughts. Comment below if there’s anything else we can help with or any questions you have after reading this article. Sterling Homes team is ready and waiting to enrich your life through real estate, so email us anytime! 

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