RESIDENTIAL HOME INSPECTIONS
Because you can’t judge a book by its cover, you should want a home inspection for the house you are about to purchase. A home inspection identifies issues with the home that you may want to address with the seller before you complete the real estate transaction. While you may notice some things when you tour the house, a home inspector digs deeper and often uncovers hidden issues that could potentially become costly repairs.
A thorough home inspection includes an examination of the following:
Heating and cooling system
Interior plumbing and electrical systems
Roof, attic and visible insulation
Walls, ceilings and floors
Windows and doors
Foundation, basement, crawl space, and structural components
Knowing as much as you can about the house you are about to purchase will allow you to make decisions with confidence. A home inspection can help minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties. The report you will receive may identify the need for major repairs or minor repairs but may also contain recommendations for general maintenance and housekeeping items.
The report may be used to negotiate the repairs or the selling price of the house. Of course, it may indicate issues that you aren’t willing to tackle, don't meet your budget, or may help you avoid buying the wrong house.