Just think how the home improvement stores have made “do it yourself’ remodeling sound so easy. Quite often these projects are done without building permits or permit inspections by people that have good intentions but really do not know what they are doing. Many of the homes you visit or are considering might look “OK”, until we take a closer look, many times uncovering safety and health issues. Over 400 potential items are inspected on an average home. Things like unsafe or non- conforming wiring, incorrect plumbing or a bad water heater, improper framing, poor or incomplete insulation, or structural issues. The relatively small cost of a home inspection compared to the investment you will have in your home, is money well spent on your piece of mind.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a professional inspect the home you are considering before you close and inform you as to its current condition?
Additional Information for Home Buyers
Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime, so you should be sure that the home you want to buy is in good condition.
A home inspection is an evaluation of a home’s condition by a trained expert. During a home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an in-depth and impartial look at the property you plan to buy.
The inspector will:
- Evaluate the physical condition: the structure, construction and mechanical systems.
- Identify items that should be repaired or replaced.
- Discuss the useful life of the major systems (such as electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning), equipment, structure and finishes.
- Evaluate – doors, windows, walls, foundation, roof, grading, walkways, insulation, ventilation, interior wall covering, siding, plumbing, electrical, soffits, fascia, furnace, water heater, air conditioner.
When you make a written offer on a home, you should insist that the contract state that the offer is contingent on a home inspection conducted by a qualified inspector. You will have to pay for the inspection yourself, but it could keep you from buying a house that will cost you far more in repairs down the road. If you are satisfied with the results of the inspection, then your offer can proceed.
Choosing a competent home inspector to provide complete and correct information when deciding on what may be the largest investment of your life to this point, is the task before you now.
We promise you the highest quality inspection, an educational room-by-room walk through so you fully understand the condition of every aspect of the home, a detailed report full of information not offered by other inspectors, an extremely helpful website, and long term support in case you have questions after you take possession of the home. Remember, once we have inspected your home for you we are you’re “Building Consultant for Life”. Available any time to answer questions you may have about your new home or other construction questions.
If you need any type of real estate inspection, have any questions about home inspection, want to know what the procedures are, or discuss exactly what is inspected, please give us a call at 702-417-9301.
We will try to answer any questions you may have. We perform home inspections on all types of homes including single-family homes, duplexes, town homes, condominiums, and foreclosure properties ( bank owned, REO, or short sale) so no questions is too technical.