When buying a home having the physical condition of your home inspected is an important part of ;your home buying process. Your Professional Property Inspector will look for any defects or malfunctioning components in the buildings structure, systems and components such as your electrical, roof, HVAC, interior and exterior finishes, including windows and doors. Knowledge and experience is especially important when inspecting the foundation, as structural or water issues may be missed by an inexperienced inspector. Inspecting the grading and lay of the land is also an important part of the exterior inspection.
To get the best results from your purchase , you should follow the inspector around the house and listen to every issue he points out. Don’t be shy and ask about anything you are unsure of or don’t know what its function is. The home inspection is the perfect time to find out all about your new home. It is good to actually see where your sewage and sump pumps are located, and know where the plumbing and electrical shut offs are located.
Your home inspection report will be a detailed picture story about your home. You will receive pictures of every deficiency and maintenance issue that affects the operation and condition of your home. Your home inspection report will include a Summary Section which will list every item that requires your attention. This makes a handy “to do list” that will ensure all issues are dealt with.
If your home inspection brings some expensive repairs or equipment replacement to light – you may want to negotiate having items repaired or have the price of the home lowered. Your Realtor will advise you on the best path to resolve any issues un-covered by the home inspection.