What to Expect from Your Home Inspection
Getting a home inspection is one of the final steps to take as a buyer, and is one of the last things to do before you are ready to purchase a home!
The final decision to purchase a home or not is usually reliant on the final inspection findings, so it is important to know what goes into a home inspection and what it includes beforehand.
Here is everything that you need to know about home inspections!
A home inspection will be around 2 to 3 hours long, however this can vary depending on the size, age, and systems within the home.
If you are the home buyer, it is recommended that you are present for the inspection. Usually inspectors want the buyers to walk through the home with them. This is a great time to ask questions that you may have!
The inspector usually points out things that they notice in the home, so this a good opportunity to learn about the home you are considering buying.
The homeowners are highly advised to leave the property during the inspection. This is common courtesy, and is important for the inspector to fully inspect the house without being distracted by your presence.
What’s Included in a Home Inspection?
There are major parts that are in every home that inspectors check. These systems and components of the home are looked at because they are important when determining the condition of the home.
- Physical structure
- Mechanical systems
- Electrical systems
- Functionality of major appliances
- Heating and air-conditioning system (HVAC)
- Electrical systems
- The attic and the basement if applicable
After the Inspection is Complete
After your inspector has finished with the inspection process, they have to go over their findings & notes that they collected during the inspection.
Once the inspector has left the property, they create a fully detailed inspection report that includes everything in the home that was inspected, and the condition of these items. The inspection report is sent within 24 hours of the inspection, and is usually created in an online report.
Once you’ve received the report, you should schedule a follow-up appointment so that you can discuss findings with the inspector & your agent. This report will help you decide if the home is the right fit for you or not!