When buying a home here is what you will need to know about home inspections:
How to Pick a Home Inspector
It is easy to see why picking the right home inspector is important. You want to know that the home you are buying is something you will be satisfied with.
Here are a few pointers to consider in your search for a home inspector:
Questions for Home Inspectors
When the home inspector finishes looking at the home you are planning on buying; you will need to ask him or her some questions. Hopefully, you will have lots of questions. Of course, it can be helpful to know what questions are important for buyers to ask a home inspector. Here is a list of summary questions and short explanations about each. Notice some of these things should be asked before the inspection takes place and others after completion.
When selling a home here is what you will need to know about home inspections:
How to Prepare for a Home Inspection
Pros and Cons of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection:
Pre-listing home inspections are becoming more common because they give sellers extra control over a sale. Understand the condition of your home before the buyer’s home inspection takes place is worthwhile. The expense is minimal compared to dealing with problems you didn’t know about or worse lose the sale.
Of course, there are pros and cons you need to consider.
PROS of Having a Home Inspection Before Selling:
CONS of Having a Home Inspection Before Selling:
Buying a new home is an exciting experience with the opportunity to pick out paint colors and floor coverings. In all the excitement of figuring out where the furniture will go and your new route to work, don’t forget to get your new home inspected by Gondek Home Inspection.
Reasons to Get a Home Inspection on a New Home:
There are important reasons why new home buyers should always get a home inspection on a new home before purchasing.
1. New construction homes have all sorts of problems. Building a home is a complex orchestration involving many different subcontractors and their employees each working on a different system of the house usually without regard to the other house systems. With all the separate activities occurring at the same time, it is nearly impossible for the builder to carefully check all phases of construction. Even the best builders will likely miss something. Here are some examples of problems in newly built homes:
· Broken roof trusses
· Missing siding
· Ducts completely unattached to the heating and air conditioning unit
· Missing insulation in homes being sold as Energy Star energy-efficient homes
· Organic growth on crawl space wood framing
· Raised roof shingles allowing water to penetrate underneath the shingles
2. Municipal building inspections are not the same as home inspections. The job of municipal building inspectors is to check for compliance with applicable building codes. Building codes are minimum standards. While most municipal building inspectors are doing their best, factors beyond their control prevent these inspections from being enough.
3. Problems found before you buy can be fixed before moving in to your new home. You won’t have to deal with the dust and noise from repairs, or the inconvenience of having to stay home from work while workers are in your house. While there will likely be some minor touch-ups that will need to take place after you move in, you will want the builder to fix any significant repairs right away.
4. Defects can be repaired before they result in serious consequences or costly damage. Safety items such as gas leaks need to be addressed to protect you and your family. Missing attic insulation that will result in higher utility bills can be installed. Raised shingles which can lead to rotted roof sheathing can be repaired before purchasing your new home.
5. It matters at resale. When you decide to sell your formerly new home, the buyer will likely get a home inspection. Deficiencies that date back to the original construction will be discovered even if you never knew they existed. At this point, it’s too late to get the builder involved. You now own those problems.
The Good News is that hiring Gondek Home Inspector to inspect your new dream home can pay for itself many times over both monetarily and with peace of mind. You can feel confident that problems are identified and corrected early before you buy your home.