Transcript from Video Above with Kansas City home inspector Justin Myers with Integrity Inspections KC on how an inspection can save a home buyer money.
Morgan- “Can a home inspection help a home buyer save money?”
Justin Myers- “Definitely… You know the home inspection costs dollars, right? But it’s a small amount to pay when you think about the cost of some of these repairs. Let’s take a furnace or an HVAC system– if your AC fails most of them are going to run you $8,000 – $10,000.
Well, a $400 home inspection is a pretty small amount to pay in order to be able to find out that ‘hey, this system is 30 years old and it’s almost going to fail’, you know. Or if there’s a foundation issue– there’s cracks or there’s water, you know, where water’s been infiltrating…
You want to know about those things because when it comes to home repairs, it does not take very long to get past $400 so you’re going to more than recoup your cost if the home inspector finds issues within the home… to negotiate with the with the seller to either get those fixed or negotiate on the price”