A home inspection is done to check the home’s vital systems, and is a strongly encouraged part of the due diligence period. Based on the inspection, the Buyer may request repairs and then has the option to come to terms or terminate by the due diligence date.
Items on your inspection report will include:
- Foundations and structures- proper drainage & ventilation, evidence of water seepage, cracks
- Exterior siding, windows, doors – Exterior walls, porches, decks, balconies, & garage
- Roof – Roof type, condition and material, condition of gutters and downspouts
- Interior plumbing system – Hot and cold water system, waste system & sewage disposal, water pressure & flow, and hot water equipment
- Electrical system – Type of service, number of circuits, type of protection, outlet grounding, and load balance
- Heating systems – Energy source, type of cooling equipment, capacity, and distribution
- Interior walls, ceilings, floors, windows, and doors – Stairways, cabinets, and countertops
- Attic – Structural, insulation, and ventilation
- Fireplace – Chimney, damper, masonry, or, for gas logs, the gas logs system.
- Garage – Doors, walls, floor, opener
- Appliances – A wide range of built-in home appliances and smoke detectors
- Lot and landscaping – Ground slope away from foundation, and condition of walks, steps, and driveway
Wood Destroying Insect Inspection
- This report is optional, but a wise investment if the seller does not have documentation showing the property is free of wood destroying insects.
As great as Pat was leading up to the purchase, after the deal was struck she was even more invaluable, shepherding us through the inspection and closing process and working hard to maximize repairs and other concessions on the seller’s part. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
– Satisfied Client, 2013