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InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector
A home is probably the largest purchase you'll ever make, so it's important to understand the condition of your investment. I will provide a non-invasive examination of the home’s accessible structure, systems and components. My inspection will significantly reduce your anxiety by providing you with the knowledge you need to make an informed home-buying decision.
A home inspection is an objective, non-invasive, visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation, attic to the basement. Home inspections are usually conducted by a home inspector who has the training and certifications to perform such inspections. A home inspector prepares and delivers to the client a report of findings. The client then uses the knowledge gained to make informed decisions about their pending real estate purchase. The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.
The standard home inspection report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system and central air conditioning system if weather permits; interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components.
Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.
Most home buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may have an effect on their judgment. It is best to obtain an impartial, unbiased, third-party opinion by a professional in the field of home inspection.
No. A home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement.
It doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. If your budget is tight, or if you don’t want to become involved in future repair work, this information will be important to you. If major problems are found, a seller may agree to make repairs.