is A Home Inspector?
And don't buy or sell a home without one
Home inspectors can be thought of as "House Doctors."
Medical doctors must be familiar with the working
details of the human
body. Home Inspectors must understand the structure,
foundation, construction materials, and the mechanical
systems. Home Inspectors must understand both the
componants of a home and how the components relate
to each other and the total structure. Unlike a doctor
home inspectors don't "Treat the Patient"
by making repairs.
There are four basic types of home inspections
Also known as a Pre-Listing Inspection. This type
of inspection is requested by the seller. It gives
the seller the opportunity to start a Top Notch Marketing
Plan. It makes it possible for the seller to recognize
any potential problems, repairs, or safety concerns
prior to putting your home on the market.
Also known as the Buyers Inspection. Most home inspections
are requested by the buyer. It gives the buyer leverage,
or a bargaining tool. A tool to either negotiate price
or to convince the seller to make repairs before the
property sale is finalized.
These inspections include: Roof Inspection, Electrical
Inspection, HVAC Inspection.(heating,ventilation and
air conditioning) and a Plumbing Inspection. Note:This is not the 4 Point Inspection required by insurance companies to write your policy.
New Construction Inspection
Also known as Phase Inspections. These inspections
are performed during the following phases: Slab, Tie
Beam, Dry Wall, Mechanical, and Punchlist or Final
Walk Through. New Construction Inspections may also
include Bank Draw Inspections. These may consist of
photos & documentation of construction progress
required by lenders prior to release of funds.
No matter what type of inspection you need, it makes
no sense to buy, sell, or build a home without the
expert assistance of an experience and formally trained
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