Our team at Top Notch Home Inspections has extensive experience in the home inspection business, and we provide inspections to suit a variety of needs and circumstances. In most cases, we encourage home buyers to have the property inspected before they seal the deal, but there are certain situations in which waiting for an inspection is the wrong choice. For instance, if you are buying a home as-is, you are most likely prepared to deal with repairs and renovations, which means the inspection can wait until after the purchase is finalized. In this article, we’ll go over a few reasons why you might opt for a post-purchase home inspection instead of having it done ahead of time.
• To Beat Out Another Buyer – Today’s housing market is highly competitive, and it is often necessary to move fast in order to successfully purchase a home. If you are in a bidding war with another prospective buyer, waiting to have a home inspection done may cause you to lose out on the opportunity. In this situation, it may be best to make your bid, then have a post-purchase home inspection done after the fact.
• To Assess a Fixer-Upper – If you bought a home with the intention to renovate and flip it, then you may not have bothered with a pre-purchase inspection, and instead will need to schedule a post-purchase inspection. Our team will carefully examine your new investment property to determine exactly what kind of work needs to be done to get it ready to go back on the market.
• As Part of Home Maintenance – Even after you have moved into your new home, you will still need to keep an eye on its condition to make sure it stays safe and livable. We encourage you to schedule regular post-purchase home inspections to check on the condition of your major structures and systems, and to alert you to any problems that need attention.