Don't Forget To Inspect Your Home in the Excitement! Finding the right home, your home, can be an exciting time. So exciting that sometimes home buyers forget some essential steps. One of those steps is completing your home inspection.
Before the sale is closed and the deed transferred, you will need to have a professional inspection done anytime you purchase a home.
A full home inspection report can be completed in about two hours and will leave you with peace of mind and an awareness of potential issues in your future home. You may even choose to have a professional licensed in asbestos, lead, chemicals, mold, mildew, or pests inspect the home, too, to notify you of any unknown dangers.
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Your Home Inspection covers the Basics Concerning:
Landscaping, walkways and driveways will also be evaluated.An inspector will note grading and drainage. Any exposed general framing in beams, attics, roofing, HVAC and plumbing systems will be inspected, as well.
Generally speaking the age and condition of roofing materials, plumbing and rain gutters will be noted, too, giving you an idea of your home's maintenance history. This will also give you an idea as to a timeframe of when you will need to replace these items.
Water heaters, fireplaces and the sprinkler systems, if applicable, should also be evaluated, as should appliances, alarms, and smoke detectors being left in the home to ensure a safe move-in.
Don't Forget To Inspect Your Home in the Excitement! And beware of the 5 Biggest Home Inspection Mistakes. Your real estate agent will meet the Home Inspector at the house to allow them access to the house. Keep in mind this is your new home and you want to be aware of everything, and be able to ask questions. So you should definitely be present at the inspection and go through the house with the inspector. This will allow them to show you potential problems and explain what you can do to correct them. Also if you have any questions about something you noticed, this is the time for you to show it to the inspector and ask their opinion.
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