Why Buyers Get Pre-Purchase Home Inspections?

Buying a house

Buying a house is a big decision — one of the biggest a person, couple, or family will ever make. How do you know you are making the right decision? Ultimately, only you can decide that. But it helps to have the information I can give you.

Why a Buyer Needs a Home Inspection

A home inspection gives the buyer detailed information about the overall condition of the home prior to purchase. A home inspector takes an in-depth, unbiased look at your potential new home to:

  • Evaluate the physical condition: structure, construction, and mechanical systems
  • Identify safety hazards
  • Identify items that need to be repaired or replaced
  • Estimate the remaining useful life of the major systems, equipment, structure, and finishes

What a home inspection covers:

  • Grounds and exterior, including roof, gutter, chimney, drainage, grading, siding, trim, windows, doors
  • Interior, including ceilings, walls, windows, insulation, and ventilation
  • Bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms
  • Appliances on a pass/fail basis
  • Electrical and plumbing systems
  • Crawlspaces
  • Attic structure, insulation, ventilation
  • Condition and life expectancy of heating and cooling system and water heater
  • Garages and carports