For home buyers, the home-buying process can be stress-filled as decisions are made and risks are assumed. Having a professional Home Inspection performed prior to purchasing the property can help relieve some of the stress and reduce risks. In fact, an inspection by a trained and experienced professional is vital in uncovering issues and problems a home may have but are invisible to the untrained eye. Even if the inspector finds more problems than you’re comfortable with and you move on to a different property to start the process all over again, it’s money well spent.
An inspection will give you the opportunity to ask the seller to make concessions or repairs before you buy, or to back out of the contract if you are not comfortable with the level of repairs needed. It will also give you valuable information for making decisions and setting priorities on the home after you move in. So be sure to ask for the “inspection contingency” when you begin to enter negotiations with the seller. This allows you to set a limit on the cost of repairs to the home.
Having a professional Home Inspection is a good way to protect yourself from ending up with a home that requires repairs that you are unable or unwilling to pay for. Keep in mind that most problems we find are things that the current homeowner does not know about!
When buying a home, you should always have a professional Home Inspector perform the inspection for you. A licensed and experienced inspector is a professional who has extensive training and experience in all of the systems listed below and can provide valuable insights you can’t get anywhere else. It is important to know exactly what you are getting before signing off on everything, giving you confidence and negotiating power.
We inspect the following:
- Structural Systems – foundation, grading and drainage, roof covering, roof structure and attic, interior and exterior walls, ceilings and floors, doors, windows, fireplace/chimneys, attached porches, decks and carports
- Electrical System – service entrance and panels and branch circuits, connected devices and fixtures
- Heating , Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems – heating equipment, cooling equipment, ducts and vents
- Plumbing System – water supply system and fixture, drains, wastes, and vents, water heating equipment
- Appliances – dishwasher, food waste disposer, range hood, ranges, ovens & cook-tops, microwave cooking equipment, trash compactor, bathroom exhaust fans & heaters, garage door openers.
PLUS You will also receive a life of ownership subscription to HomeBinder which allows you to electronically organize and save all related home information in a convenient online application. From storing paint colors to getting maintenance reminders, HomeBinder will help get your home ownership off to a great start. It will ensure you have all the details you need in the future right at your fingertips. Best of all, we’ll get it setup for you to minimize the effort to begin managing your greatest asset. Although you’ll probably not think about selling for some time, when you do, your HomeBinder will help with buyers, your accountant and the appraiser. We will give you lifetime of ownership access to HomeBinder Homeowner Edition (otherwise $12/year) as part of your inspection. You can learn more at www.homebinder.com.