House Inspection

 

Inspection Tips

What can they do for you?
Real estate contracts often contain contingency clauses that allow buyers in the house inspection (usually at their expense). The inspection provides a comprehensive review of the infrastructure of the property.

By having your home inspected before you sell it you can save thousands of dollars and a lot of time in negotiation. Simply have the inspection done now, then make any necessary repairs to items found in the report before you go under contract. This allows the buyer so see the repairs have already been made.

Which inspections to order usually is a matter of observation and knowledge of what is critical to a particular region or area. Below is a list of the most common types of inspections:

 

Pest Inspection

  • To determine any active infestation by wood destroying organisms.
  • Section 1 on the report will be items that need immediate attention because of active infestation. Lenders usually want the work performed prior to the funding of the loan.
  • Section II on the report will be items that could cause infestation if not corrected, could cause damage.

Physical Inspections

  • This inspection encompasses roof, plumbing, electrical and heating and any other accessible area of the structure.
  • A detailed report will be written with recommendation for repair or further inspections by a specialist.
Other Inspections Requested

  • Well and Septic
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Contractor's Home Inspection
  • Well Quality Test
  • Chimney/Fireplace Inspection
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Structural Engineering