What is a Pre-Purchase Inspection?
In a nut shell, a Pre-Purchase home inspection is a reported evaluation of a home and its related systems before it is purchased . The Home Inspection is an unbiased, professional assessment of the condition of the home. The purpose and the reason most people have a home inspection done is to uncover defective material facts about a home and to record its current condition in order to be an informed buyer and to limit the risk associated in buying a home.
When buying a home, you should always have a professional home inspection performed. You need to know exactly what you are getting. The professional home inspection will reveal any hidden problems with the home so that they may be addressed before you close the deal. Making your buying decision much easier and more confident.
When we inspect the home we will look at the systems that make up the building such as:
- Structural elements, foundation, framing ect...
- Plumbing systems
- Electrical systems
- Cosmetic condition, paint, siding etc...
The inspection report will tell you what needs to be repaired and what routine maintenance tasks you should perform to keep the house in top condition.
You should require an inspection at the time you make a formal offer. Make sure the contract has an inspection contingency. Then, arrange for an inspector of your choosing to come inspect the house and pay close attention to the inspection report. If you arent comfortable with what we find, you should demand that the seller correct the problems before closing or negotiate for a lower purchase price or better terms to compensate.
The professional home inspection will reduce the risk of costly surprises with what is likely to be the largest purchase you will ever make. It helps you to make a more informed, more comfortable decision.