"Buying a house is probably the single largest investment you’ll ever make, and you want to ensure you get the best value for your hard-earned dollar."
If you're planning on buying a home, a home inspection is important for you to make an informed decision. Here are a few things you should know about home inspections.
A thorough home inspection by a licensed inspector lets you see the home through an objective third party. For a buyer, a realistic evaluation shows exactly what you are buying. For a seller, a routine inspection before listing a home will help sell the home - plus discover any potential issues that could cause a sale to fall through.
An inspector reveals any potential problems or needed repairs with a property, so you can avoid surprises later.
A Standard Inspection Will Include The Following:
In addition, most companies offer more services such as checking for harmful gases, toxic mold, radon testing, and more.
While it's not a requirement, home buyers should attend the inspection. Not only will you know which areas need attention, you'll get maintenance tips and answers to any questions.
Although costs will vary by region, company, and/or the size of the house, a typical North Texas home inspection will take a few hours and you can probably expect to spend three to five hundred dollars.
Important things to remember:
When choosing an inspector, make sure to hire an experienced, licensed inspector. Beware of deals that seem too good to be true.
Yes, it is highly recommended that even new homes need to be inspected.
Keep in mind, inspectors will not always catch every potential problem. Also, some special features such as swimming pools or gazebos might not be included in the inspection.
Questions to ask Your Inspector /Home inspection company:
How long have you been in the profession and how many inspections have you completed?
Will the inspection and the report will meet all recognized requirements?
Do you have training and experience in residential home inspection?
Do you provide a written and signed report?
For more information about inspections, please contact us.