Buying Highlands NC Real Estate, Think Twice Before Skipping Inspection

buying Highlands NC real estate

Buying Highlands NC Real Estate, Think Twice Before Skipping Inspection


buying Highlands NC real estate

Meadows Mountain Realty, Highlands NC real estate

Think twice before skipping a home inspection when buying Highlands NC real estate. While rare for a purchase contract to exclude the inspection contingency it can certainly happen. The inspection will reveal the general condition of a home and can certainly help avoid surprises. While many buyers want a strong contract, removing the inspection contingency is not a wise decision. An experienced Highlands NC REALTOR will offer sage advice on crafting a purchase contract that has a buyer’s best interest in mind.

Does an as-is home sale need a home inspection?

Purchasing a Highlands NC home being sold as-is does not require a home inspection but it is still a good idea. While issues that arise will likely not be negotiated, the inspection report will reveal the condition of a home. Even when a home is being purchased as a fixer-upper it is a good idea to know the condition of the foundation, roof, and systems in place as this will factor into the renovation costs. While “as-is” means a home is being sold in its current condition this does not always mean it is in poor condition. However, knowing what you are buying is essential when making an investment in real estate.

Is there a reason to skip the inspection?

There are reasons that buyers have for skipping an inspection, including speeding up the process if it is hard to schedule an inspection. If a home is hoping to be scraped there is no reason for an inspection to occur either. However, you will be hard-pressed to find a REALTOR who would recommend negating the home inspection contingency.

Learn more about buying Highlands NC real estate

Contact our team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Meadows Mountain Realty today to learn more about buying a home in Highlands NC. We welcome the opportunity to update you on market conditions while preparing you for the buying process. Let our knowledge and experience serve as your guide to buying Highlands NC real estate.

Click here to read “Some Buyers Waive Inspections to Avoid Delays” from REALTOR Magazine.

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