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A home is your biggest purchase you will probably make. A home inspection is extremely important to make you aware of any problems that may exist. Issues can range from minor, to costly to major structural in nature.
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a comprehensive look at a home by a State licensed professional. It is designed to inform you of the condition of the property, the life expectancy of its major systems. A home inspection will give you "the big picture" of your decision, the estimated maintenance.
How long will my home inspection take?
The amount of time a home inspection takes will depend on the size of the house, condition, and age. A home inspection will take as little as one hour for a small condominium to around two to three hours on an average sized house.
Should the buyer be present at their home inspection?
I highly recommend attending. I will give you valuable insight into the home we you go through your inspection. Some issues with home inspections are best pointed out with the customer and the inspector together.
What does a home inspection include?
The home and all of its major structures and systems will be inspected. This includes the condition of the homes plumbing and electrical system, heating and air conditioning system, roof, foundation, attic, walls, doors, windows and all visible structures.
What happens if something is wrong with the house that I was not aware of?
The inspection is designed to give you an overview of the condition of the structure. If a major problem turns up during the inspection you may try to negotiate with the seller or make a decision as to whether or not it is a good investment. For the seller it is important that they know the condition of their house to avoid this surprise as well.
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