What is a Home Inspection?
A good home inspection is an objective, top-to-bottom examination of the home and everything that comes with it. The standard inspection report includes a review of the home's heating and air-conditioning systems, it's plumbing and wiring, the roof, attic, walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, the foundation and the basement.
The cost of a home inspection depends on the size of the house and where the home is located. Real estate agents can usually recommend an experienced home inspector. There are some inspectors who also do septic inspections as well and at the same time. It's not a good idea to choose an inspector without knowing how they work and whether or not they are insured.
Some builders may try to encourage you not to get a home inspection on a home they've built. It doesn't mean they are trying to hide anything (most home builders guarantee their work to a certain extent or they fix any problems before you move in. But if you'd prefer a more objective appraisal, insist on an outside inspection.
Self-Education is another good reason for an inspection. Most buyers want to learn as much as they can about their purchase so they can protect their investment. An examination by an impartial home inspector helps this learning process.
Home inspectors expect you to follow them around throughout the house as well as the exterior. This way you’ll be able to ask plenty of questions.
Barb Taylor - Sales Rep
Details Realty Inc., Brokerage