An inspection is a thorough investigation of a home by a licensed inspector. While appraisals are mandatory, the home inspection is not. And, although inspections are highly recommended, the decision whether or not to have one done is completely that of the buyer.
Ask any Realtor® she’ll tell you a thorough inspection is necessary to discover any material defects or necessary repairs before buying the home. The inspector may also recommend an additional inspection of the sewage system, pool, water well, radon, meth testing, lead based paint or other part of the house by a specialist.
It is the buyer’s responsibility to ask questions during the walk-through with the inspector, read the inspection report thoroughly, paying close attention to the results, and discuss any issues they have with the inspector and their Realtor® so as to make necessary repair’s request, negotiate the sales price or back out of the sale before their deadline.
Typical Home Inspections Cover:
- Foundation (walls, doors, windows, ceilings, floors)
- HVAC, Water heater
- Appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, etc.)
- Garage Doors