Congratulations, you’ve found your dream Midcentury Modern home! Now that the dust of house hunting has settled and papers are being signed it’s finally time for the big event—no, not moving in—the home inspection. This series will take a look at some of the questions you won’t want to forget to ask as well as the ins-and-outs of navigating a home inspection well. See the start of the series here and here.
What You Shouldn’t Ask Your Home Inspector
1. Should I buy the house?
This is entirely your decision. Your home inspector may be an expert at spotting trouble spots and code violations, but only you know what your renovation budget looks like and how much you’re willing to pour into a home.
2. How much will that cost to fix?
Your home inspector is not a contractor and therefore should not be quoting prices to solve any issues uncovered during the inspection.
3. Does my house have asbestos?
If you’re buying a midcentury house, the chances of it not having asbestos-laden materials is slim. Don’t fear! Be prepared for future renovations by reading all about asbestos here.
4. Will it be okay?
Your home inspector can no more see into the future than you‚ they are simply looking at the condition of the house on the day of your inspection.
At the end of the day, your home is your biggest investment. Take your home inspection as a prime opportunity to review its nuts and bolts. Your home inspector may not be able to answer all of your questions, but when it comes to making a wise decision about your dream Midcentury Modern home, it never hurts to ask.