Last week, I received a call from a Wichita woman looking to schedule a home inspection for a property she received as an inheritance. She wanted to do some renovate the kitchen; but before she invested a large chunk of cash into a remodel, she wanted to make sure the house was structurally sound. After a Google search for "Wichita Home Inspectors" and a review of my website, she chose to call me because I’m a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Clients like that I earned a civil engineering degree from Kansas State University as well as achieved certification from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).

Ruth’s experience brings up a good point: while home inspections are often thought of for home buyers and home sellers, they’re important for investors, too. As a property investor myself (I currently own and maintain nearly 40 properties), it’s important to know the condition of the property you’re thinking about investing in and if it will be worth the financial risk.

Property investing isn’t cheap. And it isn’t a purchase to take lightly. Yet some investors will purchase a residential investment property and forgo the home inspection because they, personally, won’t live there. From an investment standpoint, it's risky business to make a large purchase and not know exactly what you’re getting. What if there is significant damage or problems that can affect the purchase price as well as the cost to fix? And what about the safety of the tenants? They deserve to live in safe shelter.

That’s where home inspections for property investors come in. If you’re considering purchasing a residential property as an investment, give me a call or text. I can share my investment property experiences with you as well as schedule an inspection of the property.

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