WARM HOME: Home seen after insulation, using the Heatseekers technology which can photograph heat loss from a home.Some people decide to buy houses without first seeking building advice.
This can be a gamble - -some may be fine with their purchase, but many others will end up with a house that has substantial amounts of rot or other serious problems that are not obvious to the untrained eye.
Worst case scenario, you could find yourself with a leaky home.
The cost of repairing houses like this can add substantially to the original cost of purchasing the house. In these cases, it would have been far cheaper for the potential buyer to invest in a house inspection first and potentially save tens of thousands of dollars by not buying that particular house. Even if they do decide to buy the house, an inspection will at least let the buyer know what they are getting themselves into and they can budget for this.
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Surprisingly, people are more likely to get a pre-purchase inspection when buying a secondhand car than they are when buying a house.
You stand to lose far more money by buying a dodgy house than buying a dodgy car, so it really doesn't make sense to try and skimp on a few hundred dollars at the risk of losing thousands of dollars. Make sure you cover your investment properly by getting your potential new home inspected by a well-trained professional before signing on the dotted line.