Buyers, Do you have questions about what a Home Inspection Is Or What it Includes? A home inspection is an objective examination of the physical structure and systems of the house, from top to bottom. Buying a home can be the largest single investment you might ever make. To minimize surprises and difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as possible about the newly-built or existing house you want to purchase. By having the home inspected, you can identify any repairs or builder oversights. You will know more about the house and you can make your decision to purchase with confidence.
The standard home inspection includes the foundation, air-conditioning and heating systems, interior plumbing and electrical systems, the roof, attic, insulation, ventilation, walls, ceiling, floors, doors, windows and structural components of the home. Remember, houses are built by people. If there is a problem, it can be fixed by a person. So if the inspector identifies problems, it does not mean you should not buy the house. It means you will know what may be a concern and you can have it corrected if you wish. In some situations the seller will pay for repairs. The inspector should educate you on what the important things are for your investment and what some of the smaller things are that can be easily fixed after move in.