Inspections are important when it comes to purchasing a home.
The Lawhead Team would like to share the latest One Cool Thing about calling in the experts when it comes to home purchase inspections:
When purchasing a home, one of the most important steps are the home inspections. While this will tell you a lot about the house, there are some items that a home inspector simply cannot evaluate.
- Evaluations of pools or septic systems: Inspectors are not certified to inspect everything in a home. A pool inspector or an expert on septic systems or wells may need to conduct more thorough inspections of some areas in the home.
- Hidden flaws: Inspectors check for what they can physically see without having to move anything. So, they may not be able to say whether the foundation is cracked behind the wood paneling or an electrical plug behind a sofa isn’t working.
- Termites, rats or mold: Most inspectors aren’t licensed to determine whether these types of infestations exist. Instead, they may note evidence of things such as sagging floors (termites), shredded insulation (rats), or black discoloration on the walls (fungal growth), which could indicate problems.
- Unnecessary repairs: Some inspectors are very thorough and may note every little flaw in a home, from chipped paint to window scratches. Don’t get overwhelmed if your report is several pages long. Your REALTOR can review the report with you and provide their advice on what is normal wear and tear and what you may want to request in your repairs.
Source: HouseLogic and REALTOR Magazine