Putting Flushing Real Estate Under the Microscope: Home Inspection Benefits

If you want to buy a coveted piece of Flushing real estate, you're in good company. How can you be sure that your investment is a sound one? Let's talk about one way to protect your portfolio: the home inspection.

Home Inspection Basics

A home inspection is an assessment of a home's structure and function. A licensed professional will perform the home inspection, which includes electrical components, plumbing, HVAC systems, the structure's foundation and much more. After the inspection, you'll receive a written report of the findings.

Benefits of a Home Inspection

While a buyer can waive a home inspection, it's not recommended. Some of the best bargains in Flushing real estate are older properties, so a thorough home inspection is important.

It goes without saying that you'll pay for a home inspection. What will you get for your hard-earned money? Here are some compelling reasons to get a home inspection:

  • A home inspection will catch major structural and safety issues that could affect your home-buying decision.
  • If a home inspector finds problems before the sale is complete, you might be able to get the seller to pay for repairs or lower the purchase price.
  • Your inspection report might give you a better idea of what types of repairs are lurking down the road. Will the home need a new roof in five years, or is the furnace an older model? Your inspection will help you plan for these events.
  • Peace of mind! Need we say more?

Co-op Considerations

Co-ops are common in the Flushing real estate market. If you are purchasing a co-op, you might want to consider an inspection in these circumstances:

  • The unit you have your eye on is in a small building.
  • The unit has clearly been totally neglected.
  • The unit is on the top or ground floor.

Let's Chat About Home Inspections!

If you still have questions about hiring a home inspector for your Flushing real estate purchase, our door is always open. Connect with us today to learn more!

Contact us at (718) 997-6000 or email us here for more information.