What is an inspection?
There are numerous types of inspections. An inspection is meant to evaluate, at minimum, the structural and mechanical condition of a property. It is not the same as an appraisal which evaluates the market value of a property. Persons involved in real estate transactions need unbiased information about the physical condition of property they plan to buy or sell and your contract should include a contingency that you obtain a satisfactory inspection report. Talk with your agent about the types of inspections available.
Home Inspectors vs. Engineers
Home Inspector: A person who examines any component of a building, through visual means and through normal user controls, without the use of mathematical sciences.
Engineering: Analysis or design work requiring extensive preparation and experience in the use of mathematics, physics, chemistry and the engineering sciences.
What the inspection, at minimum, includes:
Every inspection should include, but not be limited to, an evaluation of at least the following:
- Plumbing and electrical systems
- Ceiling, walls and floors
- Hazardous materials concerns
- Heating and air conditioning systems
- Common areas (in condominiums)
Buying a house or any other Real Estate is an exciting experience. However, it's also a challenging one. Before making the decision to buy, it's essential that you understand the condition of your prospective new home.
The purpose of a home inspection is to provide useful and relevant information about the home you're about to buy... to remove some of the worry about home ownership, and to provide peace of mind.
Finding a qualified Inspector
Ask if she/he is certified by the Certified Master Inspector Board (CMI) and InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI).
- Referrals from satisfied customers
- Referral from a local real estate agent or mortgage company
- Local consumer affairs office
- Yellow Pages under "Building Inspection Services"
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