Finally found the perfect home, neighborhood’s nice, close to work and great schools. It’s got all the extra good stuff too; perfect floor plan, fenced yard, and a view! But there are numerous offers on “your” house! What do you do!?

Well, for one, multiple offers normally mean the sellers will pick the ones with the fewest conditions. Maybe you shouldn’t include the home inspection clause? After all, as you walked through the house you didn’t see anything worrisome. But here’s a little secret, Certified Home Inspectors have the extensive and continuous training/education to spot hidden nightmares, invisible to an un-trained eye.

Your home is your future; building a life, raising your children. Being burdened with unexpected repairs, bills and messes will only cause unwanted stress, high blood pressure and well lefts face it… nowadays? probably a divorce. If you’re seller rejects your offer because of a home inspection clause, you can sure that fresh paint of coat was not simply there to re-beautify the home. So what will a home inspection provide you? A detailed report on the condition of all these housing systems:

  • – Structural
  • – Exterior
  • – Roof/Attic
  • – Plumbing
  • – Interior
  • – Electrical
  • – Heating/Cooling
  • – Garage

Additional Services can also be included in the inspection if/when the inspector has had the required training

  • Well Water Testing
  • Asbestos
  • Insect Infestation
  • Mold Testing
  • Radon and Air Quality
  • …and more

A typical inspection takes between 2 and 3 hours, depending on the size, age and condition of the house; it’ always good to show up a little early 😉 During the inspection, the inspector documents the concerning areas or components of a home. After, he presents a written or computer generated report, complete with images and recommendations as that what should be done.

Short and sweet, but you get the just of it. Home inspections are not simply a luxury, they're you fall back… you're safety.