A property inspection typically includes an examination of the entire house including:
Foundation and structural integrity
Doors and windows
Roof and exterior walls
Heating and air conditioning systems
Surrounding vegetation of the home & more...
Why Home Inspection for Sellers:
It is good to have an inspection done before a home is put on the market.
Sellers can address repair issues before placing the home on the market. This can significantly increase the visual appeal of a home.
A home inspection report available to buyers communicates confidence in the quality of the home, and signals that the seller has nothing to hide.
These steps result in a higher selling price, and a smoother sales process where surprises are limited and buyers bud with confidence.
Why Home Inspection for Buyers:
If a house inspection report is not completed by the Seller, a Buyer should pursue an inspection to learn about potential problems and upcoming maintenance expenses associated with the home.
Go into this purchase with eyes wide open about the quality of the home.
Buyers can learn more about the future upkeep and maintenance requirements.
If the home inspection report identifies problems, the buyer can negotiate for a price that accurately reflects the value of the home.
The typical cost of an inspection varies depending on the area, size of the home, and services provided by the home inspection company. As with most services, there is a strong element of getting what you pay for. Selecting the lowest priced inspector can often result in problems down the road.
Hire a licensed property inspection professional to represent your best interests-whether you are a buyer, seller or owner - to ensure the home is safe for you and your family, and that you are fully informed about major upcoming expenses.