You love how the house looks! Your dream home has the right number of bedrooms, the location is great and the neighborhood is perfect. The problem is what do you really know about the house? As a home buyer you're about to make the biggest purchase of your life. That's why I recommend to my clients that any offer is conditional on a satisfactory home inspection to avoid any surprises.
Chris Genzink of Comprehensive Home & Building Inspection is one of a number of qualified home inspectors in West Michigan. A home inspector will check and report on your heating and cooling, electrical panels and breakers, garage doors, flashing and trim, interior plumbing, basement and foundation, appliances and so much more. A typical home inspection will cost you $250 to $350 depending on the size of the house. The information you receive could save you thousands and spare you from unexpected surprises.
With the inspection you'll receive a written report that will give you a heads up on all major or minor deficiencies in the house, allows you to plan for upcoming repair expenses and identify any potential safety hazards. Based on the results of the inspection you'll know if your offer is fair and that you can purchase the home with confidence. That's just one way I look out for my clients.