Whether you are selling your home or buying one, chances are you're going to need a home inspector for the upcoming mortgage company to approve the financing. Even if you are one of the few that pays cash for a home, you would be taking a big chance to forego having a home inspection before you buy.
Under normal conditions, the buyer is usually the one that pays for the home inspection. But if it comes down to losing or closing a sale, sometimes the seller will negotiate to pay for it instead. If you are selling your home, you might want to pay for and obtain an inspection before you list it, however, many buyers will still prefer to get their own. It will, however give you a chance to repair or change many of the small things without the buyer having seen the problems.
If you are a potential buyer, your Realtor will likely know and recommend an inspector for you. No matter how experienced you are in real estate, there are some things you should leave to the professionals. Licensed home inspectors are trained to look for things you would probably never consider. Some of the items your inspector will check include:
Other Optional Inspections may include checking for Radon Gas or asbestos.
The average cost for a home inspection will range from $200 to $400, depending on the location, size, and condition of your home.
In Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand area, we recommend Hoffman Home Inspections. Feel free to call Hunter Hoffman at (843) 582-4909. He'll be happy to answer questions or give you more information.