We highly recommend that you have a professional home inspector conduct a thorough inspection of your selected home during due diligence.
The inspection is not designed to criticize minor problems or defects in your home. It is intended to report on major damage or serious problems that require repair. Should serious problems be indicated, the inspector will recommend that a structural engineer or another professional inspect it as well.
Your home cannot “pass or fail” an inspection, and your inspector will not tell you whether he/she thinks your home is worth the money you are offering. The inspector’s job is to make you aware of repairs that are recommended or necessary.
The seller may be willing to negotiate completion of repairs or a credit for completion of repairs, or you may decide that it will take too much work and money. A professional inspection will help you make a clear decision.
In choosing a home inspector, consider one that has been certified as a qualified and experienced member by a trade association. We have an excellent list of qualified professionals that we highly recommend.
We suggest that you are present at the inspection. You will be able to clearly understand the inspection report, and know exactly which areas need attention. Plus, you can get answers to many questions, tips for maintenance, and general information that will help you once you move into your new home. Most importantly, you will see your home through the eyes of an objective third party.
Inspection items addressed
Air Conditioning and Heating
Roof and Attic