The Importance of Home Inspections

Genuine Realty Inc

While a home inspection report is vital before purchasing an older home, experts agree that even newer homes should be inspected.  Not only will the report help you learn about repairs that should be made immediately, it’s a handy reference guide to keep on-hand throughout the time you live in your new home.

There are so many aspects to a professional home inspection, many first-time home buyers know little about the process. We’ve chosen two aspects that we find most of our buyers don’t know a thing about.

1. Report Format

Professional home inspectors use different formats when detailing information about the house. All reports, however, should contain several common features:

  • A description, in detail, of the condition of the home’s major systems.
  • A list of items that require immediate repair.
  • A list of general maintenance items.
  • Photographs.

Genuine Realty works with many inspectors and your agent will send you a few to call and schedule.

2. Choosing an Inspector

Keep in mind that the home inspector performs a visual survey only. He is not allowed totear up walls or floors to look for problems. A professionally trained inspector, however, knows what to look for and can spot warning signs.

The price you pay for a professional home inspection during the home purchase process is worth every cent. Our local professional home inspectors are very reliant and will help you to complete your home purchase with confidence.

By the way, it’s a good idea to meet with the inspector after an hour into the inspection. This way you can ask questions while on site, rather than later, after looking at a report. Most inspectors welcome a “ride along” with the potential homeowner - again, they ask for an hour to get started before you show up.

We love helping our clients every step of the way.  Genuine Realty is Your Real Estate Team

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