What to expect at Inspection

Posted by on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 9:49am.

How well do you take care of your home?  Do you regularly maintenance the furnace and sewer lines?  These are things a potential buyer is wondering when they purchase a home.  

Unfortunately, its not always great idea to trust the seller.  So you are going to want to have it inspected.  When it comes to buying a home there are things that you definitely need to hire a professional for.  Your inspection is definitely one of those things.  While an Inspection is a non-invasive examination of the home you intend to purchase, it is one of the best ways to learn about you purchase.  This week we decided that we would go straight to the source to get you the best idea of what to expect at your Inspection:  world, let me introduce Chad Miller, owner of Horizon Home Inspections.

"Lets face it, home inspections and inspection reports can be alarming, scary and overwhelming and can sometimes be the cause of emotional stress when buying a home.  After all, this could be the largest investment you will make in your life. It is my opinion that stress or confusion should not be a factor during the home inspection.   Having an insightful home inspector is just as crucial to the buying process as it is to have a hard working realtor and an aggressive mortgage company. The home inspection is the one time you have to spend some time in the home to absorb, daydream and plan for the future. Use this time wisely.  Before the home inspection you should have been given the property disclosures to help you highlight any potential concerns you have concerning your new home.  Think of the property disclosures as a high altitude fly over of the properly.  Imagine yourself in a airplane flying over the Rocky Mountains at 30,000 feet. Looking at the ground below, you may be able to see forest and bodies of water but you cannot see the actual tree or if the water is muddy or clear.  Property disclosures are exactly that, a 30,000 foot fly over of the properly… you need to take a closer look by having a quality home inspection performed.

Should you attend the inspection of your new home?  YES!!!  If you cannot attend the entire inspection, you should attend at some point or schedule a conference call with the inspector. This is the time to get your education. After all, this is an investment in your family and knowing what you are buying is very important.  Home inspectors are generalists do have some limitations on what they can and cannot say in an inspection report so your attendance will allow you to ask questions on “how important” the highlighted items are or how to potentially make repairs to the items noted in the inspection report.  Selecting a home inspector should include your ability to feel comfortable asking questions and being able to say “I have a stupid question”. It is my opinion, there is no such thing as a “stupid question” so ask away!   A quality home inspection will include all of the major components of a home as well as the overall condition of the home.  Understanding what is most important, and what is least important, will help you better understand were to start as you formulate a plan to negotiate, repair and take care of your new home. "

If you have any questions about your home or what will happen at your home inspection please don't hesitate to reach out to me and I can get you in touch with an industry expert like Chad Miller.  Email me at Krystal@westandmainhomes.com


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