What to Expect During Your Home Inspection
What to Expect from Your Home Inspection
After you make an offer and it’s accepted, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents often recommend you make your offer contingent upon a clean home inspection. This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you offered for the home or ask the seller to address the necessary repairs. Your agent can advise you on the best course of action once the report is filed.
Don’t be surprised to see your inspector looking very carefully at all elements of the home. The job of the inspector is to protect your investment and find any issues that may be present, including but not limited to the roof, plumbing, electrical components, appliances, heating and air conditioning systems, ventilation, windows, fireplace, chimney, foundation, and more.
They say ignorance is bliss, but not when investing your hard-earned money into a home of your own. Work with a professional you can trust to give you the most information possible about your new home, enabling you to make the most educated purchase decision.