Are you on the market for a new home? As a homebuyer, it’s crucial to pay for a quality home inspection that could save you a lot of heartache in the future.


With national home prices at an all-time high due to the pandemic and a seller’s market, you can’t afford to be paying extra on unreported issues and expensive repairs. A house might look great on the outside to eager buyers desperate to buy, but don’t be fooled. Some sellers might ask to waive the inspection for a faster sale, but be careful! A few hundred dollars in inspection fees will save you thousands in the future. 

2. Problems

Sellers are required by law to disclose any known problems with the house, but what about the problems they don’t know about? Most people live in their homes for a long time and when they’re ready to sell the inspection the sellers may not have had when they bought the house you are now hoping to buy could affect your own. Homes change, accidents happen, and people don’t often schedule yearly inspections to make sure their home is safe, up to code, and technically live-able. Having an inspection done and finding problems might not kill the deal, but it does give you – the buyer – some leverage in negotiations.

3. Projects

You may or may not have signed up for a renovation project or a fixer-upper home. With an inspection from the professionals at Georgia Premier Inspections you’ll be able to budget accordingly for any replacements that need to be done to the house while also being able to negotiate a discount on the home to help with costs. You don’t want to be caught with a damaged HVAC in the middle of summer or winter. 

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4. Health

Unfortunately, things like mold, rot, and asbestos are all too common in wet climates and older homes. With high humidity and rainfall mold can be found in the most unexpected of places and the moisture can seep into the wood of your soon to be home, making floors, roofs, and other parts unsafe or even uninhabitable. Mold can be hazardous to your lungs, especially black mold.

Another common occurrence is radon. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and is largely an invisible killer. While you can see and smell mold, radon cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. The only way to ensure your home is radon-free is to test for it.

5. No Buyer’s Remorse

The current trend is to close quickly on homes. Have an inspector you trust lined up to make the buying process quickly and make your offer more competitive to sellers looking to get the best deal. Don’t risk your health or your money – call Georgia Premier Inspections today for a quick, reliable inspection for peace of mind!

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