Jodie Collins & the QBee Team
A Texas Realtor for Keller Williams Professionals in NW Houston
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When should you have a house inspected? Anytime you are buying a home, even if new construction! Are there times when you should have a home that you are selling inspected before you put it on the market, Possible. Having a home inspected before you put it on the market might save you from the shock of an inspection report.
If you are purchasing a property, we highly recommend that you have a professional home inspector conduct a thorough inspection. This includes a resale or new construction. The inspection will Home Inspection include the following:
The inspection is not designed to criticize every minor problem or defect in the home. It is intended to report on major damage or serious problems that require repair. Should serious problems be indicated, the inspector will recommend that a structural engineer or other professional inspect it as well.
This isn't always a black and white answer, there are certain times we recommended when you should have an inspection done. Depending on mortgage lender rules, this might be required:
The QBee Team recommend being present at the inspection. This is to your advantage. You will be able to clearly understand the inspection report, and know exactly which areas need attention. Plus, you can get answers to many questions, tips for maintenance, and a lot of general information that will help you once you move into your new home. Most important, you will see the home through the eyes of an objective third party.
The Seller (or Buyer) may be willing to negotiate completion of repairs or a credit for completion of repairs. If the two parties can’t come to terms, the final sale may fall through. A professional inspection will help you make a clear-headed decision on the final value of the home.
Your home cannot “pass or fail” an inspection, and your inspector will not tell you whether he/she thinks the home is worth the money you are offering. The inspector’s job is to make you aware of repairs that are recommended or necessary.
In choosing a home inspector, consider one that has been certified as a qualified and experienced member by a trade association.
In addition to the overall inspection, you may wish to have separate tests conducted for termites or the presence of radon gas.