Lets chat about home inspections.
As a buyer when you are ordering a home inspection on that property with the killer views that you have fallen in love with. Keep in mind something will inevitably come up wrong in this very long report.
No matter how much your home cost it is ALWAYS recommended that you get a licensed home inspector. It is their job to inform you of the issues with the home and in the end this will help you make the right decision.
Some things are small and some are not so small. For example, a bad roof can cost anywhere from $4,000 up to $20,000 depending on the size of the home. Other large ticket items are foundation and structural repairs. You want to make sure your home won't slide off the side of a mountain when it rains or the the foundation that has a giant crack in it is actually fixed not just painted over to hide the real problem. Sometime sellers think they can get away with covering up the problem and hoping the inspector wont notice. Well, a good one, will notice and this is exactly why you get an inspection.
When negotiating a price reduction keep your inspection report in mind and how much time and energy you may have to put into the home to make it perfect. do you have the time or the energy to put into it? Things can always be fixed, but sometimes the cost is way more than you may think.
Get that inspection, get those estimates and hire someone you can trust to help you navigate these issues.
In the end we all want that perfect home, at the perfect price, with the amazing views. Here at Blue Ridge Properties Group, we would love to help you navigate those waters.