Home purchase – Smart buyers make their home purchase contingent on a successful home inspection. Schedule your inspection as soon as possible after the purchase offer is signed.
Make sure you have a reputable inspector. Remember, you get what you pay for; a cheaper inspection cost could mean a lesser inspection. Go for a top-rated, recommended inspector for the best results.
Find knowledgeable home inspectors through the American Society of Home Inspectors (www.homeinspector.org) or National Institute of Building Inspectors (www.nibi.com). We can also provide a list of local, trusted inspectors. Just call!
Here are two areas that can harbor costly repairs if they aren’t inspected thoroughly. Make sure your inspector includes these on their checklist:
Roof. Make sure your inspector is able to get on the roof to take a close look at it. Ground-level inspections are unacceptable. If your inspector cannot or will not inspect the roof, find a new inspector or hire a roofing professional to give you a detailed assessment. New roofs are expensive and a thorough inspection is vital to avoid costly surprises later.
Attic. Make sure the attic is accessible so that elements within the space can be inspected such as air ducts, electrical connections, roof condition, venting, insulation, etc. If there are too many items (seller’s belongings) in the attic, it may be inspected only visually from the access point, potentially leaving hidden issues.
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