What is Home Inspection?
The Home Inspection is an unbiased, professional assessment of the condition of the house. It provides you an expert third party opinion and professional report on the condition of the physical structure and various systems within a house. Regardless of whether you are a first-time home buyer or currently own your home, the process of buying a new home is always a time of great excitement. However, it can also be a time of stress and anxiety as you try to make sure that you are making a sound and safe investment in your family's future.
A home inspection is typically required prior to any home purchase regardless of age or current condition. Whether you are buying a new construction home, resale home or even a foreclosure home, the best way to safeguard your home investment is to become an informed consumer by learning as much as you can about the condition of the property and the need for any major repairs before you purchase.
In order to prepare the report, an inspector must conduct a visual inspection of the house. The inspection process typically takes about 3 hours to complete. This of course may vary, according to the size and condition of the home. This will give you a chance to ask questions and become familiar with the systems of the home.
Selling your Home?
Get your pre-listing inspection off your checklist. Almost all property sales are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory home inspection. This contingency is known as the home inspection contingency. Buyers will have this inspection performed by a professional home inspector of their choosing.
There are many benefits if you have the home inspection completed prior to listing the property. You have the freedom of choosing your own qualified inspector, have the knowledge of the current condition of your property, and even make any necessary repairs of any conditions that may devalue your home. These repairs can be done on your time and your terms. Without having to appease a nervous buyer or a contingency contract where repaired items must be of comparable value. You will save money completing any necessary repairs using your choice of contractor and materials. You can also benefit by disclosing any found problem areas to your potential buyers, marking them 'as-is' without any surprises that may drop your sale.
By having a pre-listing inspection completed early you have knowledge of the areas of the property that need attention. Then you can either correct the issue or simply present it 'as-is', assuring a smooth sale process.