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Why get a home inspection?

A home is usually the biggest investment you will ever make. It is in your best interest to make sure you know the true condition of the home.

A HOME INSPECTOR will check out the condition of the structural components, exterior, roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating, insulation and ventilation, air conditioning, and interiors. The home inspection gives the buyer an impartial, physical evaluation of the overall condition of the home and items that need to be repaired or replaced. If the inspector suspects a problem, he will report it to you and may recommend further evaluation by a licensed technician or engineer.

Have it checked out by a professional.

The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, checklist, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming. What should you do?

Issues that really matter will fall into four categories:

  1. Major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure.
  2. Things that lead to major defects. A small roof-flashing leak, for example.
  3. Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home.
  4. Safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electric panel.

Remember, most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection.

Don Powell
Lic. # 8534
(915) 474-4241