If you’re planning on buying a home in Bend soon, one of the most important things that you should do besides hiring a top Bend Oregon Realtor, is hiring a top home inspector, because, a home inspector is someone who will literally save you thousands of dollars by thoroughly inspecting a home from top to bottom and telling you if the home has any problems that must be addressed before you purchase it.
Common Home Inspection Mistakes
Instead of accepting the sellers home inspection report, you owe it to yourself to hire your own home inspector because, it’s very common for some home inspectors to miss critical problem areas in a home and you owe it to yourself to make sure that the following areas are included in your home inspection report.
Attic – If a home inspector doesn’t thoroughly inspect the attic of a home this could cost you hundreds of dollars per year in energy costs because, an attic that’s not properly insulated, especially in the upper collar beam, will mean that heat will escape from your home during the winter and your home will be warmer during the summer.
Roof – It doesn’t matter if the roof on a home is only 20 years old and doesn’t leak, that roof could have significant rot or decay that will lead up to serious water damage the next time we have a big snow storm or rainfall.
Water Heater – Even though a water heater looks new, it can be an expensive repair waiting to happen especially if it has poor strapping, inadequate overflow piping or a flue that can be considered unsafe. A thorough inspection of a water heater is also important because, the water heaters model number may be on a recall list as well.
Home Inspection Cost
Hiring a qualified home inspector in Bend Oregon will cost $350, or more, depending on the home inspector, but it’s worth paying the cost because, they can save you thousands of dollars in repair costs and give you complete assurance of the condition of the home that you’re moving into.
For more information on home inspections, or to view the latest Bend Oregon homes for sale, contact me today by calling (541) 383-1426.