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Why Get a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

What are property inspectors?
Property inspectors are people who have a look at your property, evaluate the highs and the lows of it and also highlight areas that need development, give you a cost estimate and get all the information they’ve gathered in a paper called a pre-purchase property inspection report. Aside from going quite deep into what should be done with the property in the future, the report can help to market the property properly. There will be many little things that you won’t notice by inspecting the property by yourself, unless you’re a home expert… which you probably aren’t.

Possible problems with property reports.
Things that aren’t included in a pre-purchase property report are:

·         Reports of places that weren’t or couldn’t be inspected (that can happen in very few cases like having a waterfall or caves in your property).

·         Termite inspection (be careful with this one, especially if the property is located in the south states); estimated repair costs.

·         Things like chimneys and fireplaces, alarms and electric wiring. Be sure to check those out by yourself, or else you can be severely disappointed when purchasing the property. Furthermore, some of the specifics of a property can be left unchecked because of the weather (like leaks and rising damp). Some minor defects can be checked by property inspectors for additional fees – ask the inspectors for details. The Inspections are usually done in up to three days.

Vendors use inspection reports for advertising to potential buyers, but the reports have virtually no value since an independent report is what matters to the customer, and any report from the seller can be written off as biased. So a property inspection is usually done because a client requested it, not a buyer.

Pre-purchase property inspection reports are a great way of saving time… and money. Basically, Pre-purchase inspections are a service that acts like insurance against:

·         Bad property pricing.

·         Possible dangerous conditions in properties that have a lot of land on them.

·         Properties with defects (e.g. house with a broken plumbing system).

They are most certainly vital if you plan on investing A LOT of money in a single property. Remember that they don’t act as a lawful document and you cannot complain if there are some misunderstandings or unstated things in the report. That’s why it is crucial to choose a reputable inspection company (or an individual) to do your property inspection.

A pre purchase property inspection gives the buyer of a house peace of mind. The purpose of any property inspections are to establish any structural faults of possible future problems

If you need home inspection information or you are in need of a great home inspector in the Charlotte, Huntersville, Concord, Fort Mill or Rock Hill areas contact Home Inspection Carolina.  They have performed over 23,432 home inspection and will not let you buy the money pit.  We have over 100 years of combined home inspection and construction experience.  Please give us a call (704) 542-6575

Preston Sandlin

Home Inspection Carolina

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