Each home inspector may have a slightly different "Standards of Practice" that dictate what exactly they will inspect, but in general you can expect most home inspectors to check the following major systems and components:
A home inspection isn't a "pass" or "fail" type of inspection. A home inspection is a visual, general checkup on your homes major systems and components. It's purpose is to point out major safety hazards & defects that could aid in negotiating with the seller or help you budget for future repairs and upgrades. It's a snapshot in time to give you an understanding of the health of your home.
Most home inspectors do check certain aspects of appliances such as dishwasher functionality or leaks or for an anti-tip device on oven/ranges. Some will check microwaves or refrigerators for basic functionality.
The range can largely depend on what add-on services you choose like termite or mold inspections. The national average home inspection cost is $358 for a basic home inspection. A very small price for what can be discovered and peace of mind!
Homebuyers should attend the home inspection so they can ask questions about their future home! The buyer's agent also often attends the inspection so they can learn about the potential issues they will be articulating to the selling agent in negotiations.
Norada Real Estate Investments states that "Oklahoma City is home to just over 600,000 people. The metropolitan area is home to over a million people. The Oklahoma City housing market is stable to strong because it is slowly growing."
With steady growth in property values and a landlord friendly environment, this points to OKC being a great place to move, live and invest in.
With a median list price of $200,000 and median sale price of $162,000, Oklahoma City is an attractive up and coming city for families, students and investors alike. Some of the hot, top neighborhoods identified by Trulia include: