There are a lot of myths about Home Inspections out there. People often don’t understand when a home inspection is necessary, who should perform it and how it should be conducted. These misconceptions can cost a buyer a lot of money. A professional home inspector looks over a home from the foundation to the rafters. An Inspector prepares a report that gives the condition of all the home’s major components. Schedule your Austin Home Inspection Today!
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However, the inspector will not rip into the walls or take apart any appliances. The inspector gives the home a close look with a professionally trained eye. Keep in mind that an inspection isn’t the same as an appraisal. The appraisal gives the value of the home; the inspection gives the condition.
The first myth is that a Home Inspections isn’t required as long as you can see the condition of the property is good. This isn’t true. You should always have your home inspected by a professional inspector, complete with certifications and licenses. You will receive a report that gives the condition of the inspected items. Many reports will include a list of items that need attention and photos of the findings. This is a written report of the home’s condition of the home on the day it was inspected. What is in writing is more important than any spoken claims you get from an agent or seller. Schedule your Austin Home Inspection Today!
Don’t confuse a termite inspection, electrical inspection or a chimney inspection with a home inspection. These are important, but will not provide a complete picture of the home’s elements. Our wood destroying termite inspection service will check for the presence of many types of wood destroying insects.
General contractors cannot provide Home Inspections. In fact, many states forbid it, due to the potential for conflict of interest. A general contractor has a good background in becoming a home inspector, but you shouldn’t have your home inspected by anyone who isn’t a licensed home inspector.
An exception in some states that the home inspection establishes conditions that, by law, must be corrected before the sale of the house. Inspections tells you what you get for your money. Some people even conduct checks before signing a sales contract – to save time and money. Even if you buy a house “as is,” you should examine it. While the seller is not responsible for any repairs or improvements, the inspection allows you to find out what you are getting. It is better to know before living in a house. Schedule your Austin Home Inspection Today!
And finally, new homes should be inspected as well. They should be inspected before the walls are closed in and after the building is complete. A study a few years back revealed that 15% of new homes sold with a serious defect. Other studies indicate that 41% of new homes sold with serious problems, including mold. Thirty-four percent of homes can have structural problems, including missing connections.
Avoid home builders that will not allow you to get a professional home inspection. You should try your hardest to get your home inspected before it is too far along. Many conditions will not show up once the home is complete until it is too late. You should have it inspected by your professional once it is complete. Schedule your Austin Home Inspection Today!
That’s easy – We are more thorough. We take our time. We are not trying to rush through your inspection to get to the next one. That often means we find defects the other guys don’t. And that can mean the seller, not you, will pay for the repairs. “We feel so strongly that you’ll be satisfied with our inspection service and our inspection report.” No one works harder for their clients!
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