If you are in the process of buying a new home or an existing home, it is highly recommended to have a home inspection by qualified and licensed home inspector. In a home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an in-depth, unbiased look at your potential home. An inspection report will be prepared by the home inspector with detailed information about the overall condition of the home prior to concluding the purchase. The inspector evaluates the overall physical condition of:
- The structure; foundation, framing, roofing, siding
- The land topography and grading,
- The construction, finishing, and the quality of work,
- The electrical systems; supply, wiring, and fixtures
- The mechanical systems, ductwork, and insulation,
- The heating and cooling (HVAC) systems,
- The Plumbing system, water supply pipes and fixtures, water pressure, wastewater drainage pipes and ventilation stack, water heater,
- Other systems and structures that affect safety, security, and enjoyment of your property.
The inspector will identify items that need to be repaired or replaced; and Estimate the remaining useful life of the major systems, equipment, structure, and finishes.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says For Your Protection Get Home Inspection and requires real estate agents to provide to their client the HUD Flyer upon writing an offer to purchase a residential real estate property.
With NextDay Inspect and our professional home inspection services, we help you learn about the home you intend to buy. Our inspection and evaluation is unbiased ad we address your potential concerns to give you peace of mind, so you can invest in the new house with confidence. In addition, with our professional and comprehensive report, you and your real estate agent will be in a strong position to negotiate for repairs or compensation.
If you are in the process of selling a real estate property; a home, a commercial, or industrial building, then it is very likely that you will have to deal with a home inspector or property inspector. As a homeowner, your dealing with a home inspector can happen in two ways:
- Pre-listing inspection; usually the inspector is hired by the seller
- Pre-closing inspection; usually the inspector is hired by the buyer
The home inspection process is usually stressful for the homeowner. One or more inspectors, complete strangers, arrive at your home and they dive into every corner of your personal space. Your challenge, as a homeowner, is to remain pleasant, cheerful and completely accommodating while these personal invaders tear through your home. But if you survive this process without blowing a fuse, the payoff can be big: a windfall of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the sale of your home.
For sellers, understanding the home inspection process and preparing your home for the inevitable evaluation not only helps to ensure that the transaction goes through, but can often translate into getting a top-dollar selling price as well.
As the homeowners had lived in the home for several years, they got used to some defects in the house and worked their way around these defects, so they are not noticeable to them and they don’t affect their daily activities. On the other hand, these defects can:
- be a deal breaker for a potential buyer,
- discourage a potential buyer from making an offer to purchase the property,
- communicate and encourage the buyer to make an offer to purchase the property at a substantially reduced price.
The best line of defense for the homeowner is to conduct a pre-listing home inspection by a qualified inspector before putting the property on the market for sale, this can be the most profitable investment by the homeowner in the listing process. The homeowner benefits from knowing the defects and potential concerns to potential buyers. In addition, the homeowner by addressing these defects and concerns will reverse the three issues listed above;
- The buyer might forgo the home inspection contingency upon receiving the sellers home inspection report and the remedies performed,
- The house will be presented in a better condition, encouraging home shoppers to make offers
- The improved condition of the property will communicate to the potential buyer that the asking price is justified.
According to a joint study by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) , nearly four out of every five homes sold in the nation are evaluated by a professional home inspector before they are sold. Hired by the home buyer, home inspections are designed to protect the buyers from investing in a home that turns out to be a money pit that needs costly repairs or improvement. NAR reports that Realtors recommend buyers get a home inspection nearly 99% of the time. Most buyers heed that advice, requesting home inspections in 84% of all transactions.