When purchasing a home, you might have questions about the condition of the home. Some people might consider asking the seller the history of the home or judge the home by their very eyes. However, without a proper home inspection, many things can go unnoticed. A home inspection is an all-encompassing examination of the condition of the home. The home inspection process is often but not always performed at the time of the sale of the home, such as a seller inspection. When considering a home inspection services, know that it is an inexpensive way to discover the overall condition of a home. It is important to conduct a home inspection to avoid a costly mistake which could easily reach into the 10s of thousands if major repairs are needed. Even if you think you have found a “dream home,” it is the home inspector’s responsibility deliver an unbiased report of your “dream home.”
A North Carolina licensed home inspector is a professional who will conduct an inspection of all major systems (electrical, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, insulation, exterior and structural) of the home and report on the condition of these items. At Veterans Home Inspection, we assist you in understanding exactly what you are about to acquire. A home may look move in ready, but as an inspector, we will review the features of the house and the issues that are not noticeable to the buyer’s eye. As a buyer, you are making a vast investment, and it is important to understand exactly what you are purchasing. Having a certified home inspector conduct a thorough inspection of the prospective property could be compared to taking out an insurance policy against all potential operating costs.
There are many different types of home inspection processes that you may want to conduct before the purchase of a home. First and most importantly, you would need a general or residential inspection performed on the home. The certified home inspector would inspect the structure, exterior, roof, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, interior, insulation, and ventilation. Once the inspection is completed, the home inspector will generally provide the buyer with a report suggesting any improvements or repairs deemed necessary to bring the home up to current standards. Home inspections may often reveal problems with a home that could be pricey to fix. This could be used as a great tool in purchasing negotiations with the seller. As the buyer, you may be able to negotiate the price dependent on what the inspector has found. If flaws were found within the home, the buyer now would have a couple more options in negotiations. A buyer could negotiate a credit with the sellers, have the seller pay for repairs before the closing, purchase the home as is, or walk away from the purchase if the issues seem too problematic.