When you find that perfect home in Grand Junction and you’re ready to make your offer, take a deep breath and hold off for a moment. What about a home inspection? Did you have a home inspection? In Colorado it is one of the “standard” contingencies with a home purchase. After you are under contract to purchase the home, you hire an inspector who does a report. After the inspection/report the buyer now can either accept the house as is without anything being done, file an Inspection Objection with the help of his/her Buyer’s Agent where the seller is asked to make certain repairs (the seller can agree to fix all, some or none of the requested items which is a part of the negotiation), or terminate the purchase contract with the return of any Earnest Monies.
While it is probable that there is nothing major wrong with the property at all, you might find that it’s actually got some deep, hidden issues that would only come to light a year or so down the road. The cost of a home inspection is well worth the peace of mind it will provide you.
The home inspector will look at all areas of the home and note any defects and deficiencies he or she finds. They will look for large and small issues alike, and will let you know what needs replacement and what needs maintenance. Inspectors examine the exterior walls, foundation, roof, grading, garage, plumbing, electrical, heating, and more. They tend to be very thorough, but you may still want to see a checklist of the items they will be looking for during the inspection.
Having a home inspection can ensure you that you are getting a good home without overpaying. It lets you know what you can reasonably expect with the home. However, the inspections might not be able to identify everything that’s wrong with the property. They can give you information on what’s wrong, but they don’t necessarily know all of the details of how to fix it. When they find something wrong with one particular area of the home, such as the wiring, they will tell you it’s a good idea to bring in an electrician to verify the problems and get an estimate on fixing it.
Always get a home inspection for the Grand Junction home that you want to buy. It can save you from a big and costly mistake.