is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure
and systems of a home. If you are thinking about buying
or selling a house, townhouse, or condominium, you should have
it properly inspected before the final purchase by an experienced
and impartial professional home inspector.
I need a home inspection?
The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment
you will ever make. You should know exactly what to expect both
indoors and out in terms of repair and maintenance and their
costs. A fresh coat of paint could be hiding serious structural
problems. Water marks in the basement may indicate a chronic
seepage problem or may just be a single incident. The home inspector
interprets these and other clues, then presents his professional
opinion as to the condition of the property before you buy so
you can avoid unpleasant surprises afterward. Of course, a home
inspection will also point out the positive aspects of a home,
as well as the type of maintenance that will be necessary to
keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will have a
much clearer understanding of what is you are about to purchase,
and you will be able to make your decision confidently.
I call in the Inspector?
Buyer: The best time to call in the Home Inspector is
after you have made an offer on the house, and before you sign
the contract. You can ask your Realtor to include an inspection
clause in the contract making your purchase obligation contingent
upon the findings of the professional home inspector.
Seller: Before deciding to put your house on the market.
This will allow you to have enough time to fix any needed repairs.
Do I have
to be there for the inspection?
It is not necessary for you to be present for the inspection,
but it is a good idea. By following the home inspector
around the house, by observing and asking questions, you will
learn about your new home and get some tips on the maintenance
and general information that will be of great help to you after
you have moved in.
**Please make sure that all utilities are
turned on and we have access to all the areas. The
inspection should take approximately 2-3 hours.
the report reveals problems?
If the inspector finds fault in a home it does not necessarily
mean you shouldn't buy it. Only that you will know in
advance what type of repairs to anticipate. A seller may
be willing to renegotiate the purchase price because of significant
problems discovered in an inspection. If you do not want
to become involved in further repair work you may decide that
this is not the house for you. The choice is yours.
How can you
benefit for a Property Inspection?
- Provides peace of mind, helps you to
make a sound home buying decision
- Reveals that need for repairs, or replacements,
before you buy.
- Limits the number of potential problems
you may discover after you move in.
- Gives you invaluable details about your
new home, the conditions of the property, where the main shutoff
valves to the utilities are located, how the house operates