Many first time buyers often have the misconception that when buying a home, the inspection already comes with it. Home inspection is not a prepackaged deal. Often a seller will get a home inspection to assist in the sale of the home, while other times it will be up to the buyer to get a home inspection. JMark Inspections would like to explain a little bit about home inspections and how they aid home buyers, especially those who are buying a home for the first time.
What Does a Home Inspection Consist Of?
When a home inspector is requested to inspect the home it is both for the aid of the buyer and the seller. In some cases, the seller will get their home inspected to help in the sale of the home. A home inspection can reveal the flaws in a home which a seller can repair before they put it up for sale. An inspection can also aid in a sale as it shows the home’s quality and that it is ready for sale. When a home was never inspected there can be a number of problems with the home that a buyer will not know about until it is too late. If the home was inspected by the seller then as a buyer you can get the home inspected yourself if you choose. During an inspection the inspector will look at every detail including these major features.
• HVAC system.
• Windows, Doors and Vents.
• Attic and Roof Integrity.
• Walls, Ceiling, Floors and other major structural elements.
• Electrical system.
There are a number of exterior features that vary from home to home. However, when a pool, deck or other exterior feature is present on the property, they too will be inspected. If these major features have issues or problems it will be on the report. This can help you decide if you want to repair the home or look for a better option. If there are significant repairs needed, often you can reduce the offer on the home.
Should Buyer Be Present During Home Inspection?
As a buyer requesting an inspection on a home, it is in your best interest to attend the inspection. The home inspector can help walk you through any positive or negative findings of the home. You can talk about what repairs or maintenance will be required to give the buyer a full view on their future investment. After the inspection it will also be in your best interest to request a copy of the report. Especially, if there are some major flaws that will require significant investment to repair. With this, you can help determine the value of the home. Whether you are buying a home from the homeowner or the bank, when a home requires major work to be done often you can reduce the price of the home and offer what you think is fair.
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A home inspection is a buyer’s best weapon when determining if they should buy a home. It can reveal the home’s actual value and the flaws it may be hiding. If you are buying a home and want a quality inspection to aid you in your future investment, contact JMark Inspections and schedule our services today.