WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN A HOME INSPECTION
Congratulations on buying your new home!
We understand the process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, checklist, photographs, recommendations for maintenance and repairs, along with what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming.
What should you do? Relax. Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies and minor imperfections. These are nice to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
1. Major defects (e.g. significant structural failure).
2. Things that may lead to major defects, (e.g. a small water leak coming from a piece of roof flashing).
3. Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home (e.g. structural damaged caused by termite infestation).
4. Safety hazards.
No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Do not kill your deal over things that do not matter. We are here to help any way we can. If you have questions, please call us. We also want to encourage you to review this report with your agent, and trust their professional opinions as well. We are all here to work together, and help you get moved into your new home!
Below you will find more detailed information on how to read and understand the report.
Thank you for letting us help you, and congratulations on your new home!