As soon as your offer is accepted, we’ll schedule your home inspection. I have a number of trusted home inspectors we can turn to.
What is a home inspection?
Your home inspector will check a massive list (more than 1,000 items) of systems, appliances, and structures in your home to evaluate its condition. You’ll get a written report that identifies potential problems and future maintenance issues. We’ll look at it together to decide whether the report means you want to walk away from a house or ask the sellers to make repairs. You can also have an “information only” inspection, which means you’re buying the house as is, but want to know its condition.
What’s included in a home inspection?
The inspector will check:
Structural conditions such as the foundation, beams, and floors
Mechanical systems such as heat and air conditioning
Appliances – to make sure they’re working
Plumbing – for leaks, rust, and water pressure
Electrical systems such as grounded outlets and code violations
Safety issues such as stairs, handrails, mold, or chimney maintenance
What should I watch for during the home inspection?
Together, we’ll attend the home inspection to learn more about home maintenance and so you can see any potential problems yourself. The inspector can answer questions as you go, so if there’s anything you don’t understand or are worried about, just ask.
I’ve got the home inspection report, now what?
We can decide whether to negotiate on anything in the inspection report and ask the inspector the following questions:
Are the items you’ve flagged major or minor issues?
What needs to be done to resolve any flagged issues?
Can you give me an estimate of the cost of any repairs?
Do I need another inspection, such as by an electrician or a structural engineer?
Are there things I need to do after I move in?
I’ll be your partner in helping you understand the implications of the home inspection.