Buying a home can be a stressful purchase, especially in hot markets like Akron and Canton, Ohio. Finding a competent home inspector that delivers you a quality home inspection report is one of the most important choices during the real estate transaction.
Home inspectors in Ohio are required by the state to be licensed inspectors, so there are many resources that you can use to find inspectors who are qualified. Many Akron and Canton home inspectors follow a specific Standard of Practice set forth by associations like InterNACHI. These standards are guidelines that determine what they will or will not inspect during your home inspection.
Each home inspection has specific requirements and systems that will be looked at in order to make sure that the home is safe, and also so that you are purchasing a home that doesn’t have hidden problems. While each home is different, there are certain elements that an inspector will always look at. These include:
Over the course of 2019, the Akron market was a majority seller’s market, making it hot and competitive for home buyers in the area. Home values rose by 7% over 2019, but are predicted to fall by 0.5% over 2020. However, this isn’t a large dip and the market will continue to remain hot over 2020.
Similar to Akron, Canton has been a hot market throughout 2019, with a rise of 7.4% in home values over the course of the year. Similar to Akron as well, home values are predicted to drop by 0.7% over 2020. Again, this is a small dip and the market will remain a seller’s market.
The bottom line for Akron-Canton homebuyers when it comes to home inspection negotiations is that you still won't be able to ask for much after getting your home inspection report, because of the nature of the market and the ratio of buyers vs homes for sale.