As we show you in this vignette, an inspector checks the safety of your potential new home.
Home Inspectors focus especially on the structure, construction and mechanical systems of the house and will make you aware of only repairs that are needed.
The Inspector does not evaluate whether or not you’re getting good value for your money.
Generally, an inspector checks (and may give estimates for home system repairs on such things as):
- the electrical system
- plumbing and waste disposal
- the water heater
- insulation and ventilation
- the heating and AC system
- water source and quality
- the potential presence of pests
- the foundation, doors, windows, ceilings, walls, floors, and roof.
Be sure to hire a home inspector that is qualified and experienced. It’s a good idea to have an inspection before you remove the buyer investigation contingency in your residential purchase agreement (RPA). In California, we use the CA-RPA for written offers, which by default affords you sufficient time for buyer investigations. Ask your favorite KW REALTOR® for details.
What Does A Home Inspector Do, And How Does An Inspection Figure In The Purchase Of A Home? is a post from Life and Real Estate in Campbell CA, which is not to be copied on other sites.