Buying a home is an exciting opportunity. It is something that many people dream of before it comes to fruition. As you go through the home buying process, though, there are many different decisions that you will be required to make. Some of these decisions will be easy, and you won’t have to give them a second, though. Some of the decisions, though, will require more thought, and are very important. One of the important decisions you will be faced with when purchasing a home is getting a building and pest inspection. Luke Taylor from TPC Property Services encourages you to read on to learn why this is an important decision. Luke has over 13 years experience with termite inspections, pest control and pre-purchase pest and building inspections on the Gold Coast where termites cause more damage to property than what people do!
When you choose a home that you want to purchase, it may look great on the outside, the inside may need a few minor adjustments, but you never really know what is lurking under the walls. Choosing to have a building and pest inspection can help you know exactly what you are purchasing. Damage by bugs and other issues are not typically seen during a quick once-over by a potential home buyer. Many times these problems can only be spotted by a trained professional.
Yes, an inspection will cost you a few hundred dollars, but it can cost you even more if you end up buying a home that was damaged before you made the purchase. Whether you have questions or not about the structure of the home, choosing to pay for an additional inspection can help you have peace of mind about the purchase you are making.
One of the most common bugs that like to wreak havoc on homes is the termite. These guys are tiny, only a few millimeters in length. Unfortunately, it can take months, even years for them to be detected in or around a home. And they love to eat timber, which will damage the house. On average, the repair cost when there is damage due to the annoying termites is $7,000, although it is not unheard of for the damage to reach amounts that are much higher.
In conclusion, choosing to get a building and pest inspection when you are ready to buy a home is a smart choice. When you are ready to make one of the biggest investments of your life, it is crucial to make sure that it is a safe and sound structure that is free from damage. Contact your local inspector to schedule the job.