What to Get With A Home Inspection

No House is perfect

A home inspection should point out questionable conditions and/ or potential safety related concerns in the home you want to buy.  It should include:

  • Exterior, porch, deck, chimneys and roof
  • Foundation and walls
  • Windows, doors, attics, basement/ crawl spaces and garage
  • Electrical components, plumbing, heating and air conditioning

You should attend the inspection

Walk through the home with the inspector so he or she can point out conditions to you that will go into the written report you will receive.  Make any notes of items you want to discuss further with your Realtor.

Structural may not be enough

Depending on your lenders requirements and your own need to know, you m ay order several types of inspections- structural, termite and environmental (mold and mildew).  Remember- the goal is your satisfaction with the property you plan to buy.

Ensure your inspector is qualified

Makes sure your home inspector is an expert and accredited in plumbing, HVAC, electrical and is a member of a professional organization such as the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc (NAHI).  Don’t be afraid to ask for their credentials and certifications.