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All You Need To Know About Home Inspections

So imagine you’re a buyer and you find the perfect house for you, you put in an offer and your offer gets accepted! You’re so close to the end of this home buying journey but before we can close on the purchase of your new home, there’s a few more steps to make sure the purchase is a sound decision. 


The Home Inspection:


As a buyer you have the opportunity to hire a professional inspector to evaluate the condition of the home. An inspection clause is included in the written contract given to the seller. 


The goal of a home inspection is to give you an objective independent and comprehensive analysis of the physical condition of your potential new home and check for any safety issues that might otherwise be unknowable.


A professional inspector will check on the structure, construction and mechanical systems of the house. This usually includes checking these areas:


Electrical Systems

Plumbing

Water Heater

Insulation

Ventilation

HVAC System

Water source and quality

Lead paint

Pests

Foundation

Doors

Windows

Ceilings

Walls

Floors

Roof

Radon gas

Asbestos


You will receive a written report on the inspection. If you choose to be present during the inspection, you can ask your inspector about unique features of the property and get his or her opinion on the necessary maintenance for different areas of the property.


Depending on the results of the inspection, you will have the opportunity to:


  • Get out of the written offer if major problems are discovered

  • Renegotiate the purchase price to account for necessary repairs

  • Negotiate what repairs are made by the seller before final purchase of the property


Our office has some trusted inspectors for you to choose from. We will arrange the inspection time for you.


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