If you have navigated the housing marketing in the past couple of years, you know it isn’t an understatement to say that it is challenging. Low inventory with rising prices and interest rates have created a perfect storm. You might have needed to waive the Inspection Contingency on your Offer to Purchase. And now that you own the home, you are wondering if it is too late to have a home inspection.
It is never too late to have a home inspection.
A home inspection is a comprehensive assessment of a home’s condition, and it can reveal potential issues that may not have been visible during the buying process or apparent to the untrained eye. Identifying these issues early on can help you address them before they become more significant and more expensive to fix. Most importantly, the home inspection can identify potential safety hazards that should be repaired to help ensure your home is safe for you and your family.
During the home inspection we will walk through the house together. I will explain how things work and how to maintain them. All your questions are welcomed, and I will do my best to answer them.
After the inspection, you will receive a comprehensive report with photos, drawings and detailed descriptions. The report will help you create a maintenance schedule as well as plan and budget for repairs. A link to a home inspection sample report can be found here:
During the last couple of years, I have done many inspections after the home was purchased. Sometimes I can report that things look good, there are a few minor repairs to make, take care of the routine maintenance tasks and enjoy your new home.
But at times I have identified safety concerns and costly repairs. Some of the things I have seen include melted circuit breakers, foundations with structural issues and roof leaks. While this is never good news for the homeowner, knowing about these types of issues is so very important. The cliché “knowledge is power”, attributed to Francis Bacon, is perhaps overused but true. The home inspection provides the knowledge needed to help you live safely and comfortably in your new home.
I am a home inspector and a lover of old houses, dogs and mountains.
Jill Hauk Home Inspections, LLC
1000 Giles Street, Stoughton, WI 53589
Home Inspector in Madison, Stoughton, DeForest, Waunakee, Sun Prairie, Cross Plains, Middleton, Monona, Cottage Grove, Verona, Fitchburg, McFarland, Mount Horeb, Brooklyn, Janesville, Evansville, Oregon, Edgerton, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Lake Mills, Cambridge, Windsor, Johnson Creek and everywhere in between