The home inspector will look at the size of the air/heating conditioning unit, the date it was installed and check to be sure it is in good working order and is heating and cooling within acceptable parameters.
Home Inspectors will use the National Electrical Code which is a standard often adopted by municipalities and states, and it gets updated every three years to reset minimum electrical standards for both technical improvements and fire safety. A home inspector will check for frayed, loose or exposed wiring, for adequate grounding and to make sure the electrical breakers are the proper size and manufacturer as well as checking outlets to make sure they are functioning properly. Old or exposed wiring and panels may require updating or replacement before insurance can be offered.
A plumbing inspection encompasses an assessment of the age and condition of the complete plumbing system. The inspection will start from the hot water heater and will look at all the supply lines as well as the waste lines and the vent stacks. This inspection will look for any cracks or leaks in all piping as well as the actual piping used in the house. All shutoff valves will also be inspected to make sure they are functioning properly.
This portion of the home inspection is very important especially in the coastal area we live in. The roof inspection will look at the age and condition of the roofing, in addition it will examine the geometry of the roof. For instance, insurance companies can charge less to insure a house with a hip roof because it is less vulnerable to high winds in a storm. The type of roofing materials used and there condition will also be noted.
The cost of a Four Point Inspection can depend on the size of the home and where the home is located. If the Four Point Inspection should not take more than an hour to complete and gives the potential home owner piece of mind that they are not buying any unforeseen problems.
A Pre-Listing Home Inspection or a Seller Inspection are becoming much more popular in the current real estate environment. Once you have a Pre-Listing Inspection done you can make copies available to potential. This has the effect of putting potential buyers at ease by letting them know that any outstanding issues have been taken care of. Having a Pre-Listing Inspection done can speed up the closing process by avoiding unknown repairs that need to be completed before the home can be sold. All in all having a Pre-Listing Home Inspection done becomes a win for all parties involved.
* The seller can choose a certified InterNACHI inspector rather than be at the mercy of the buyer’s choice of inspector.
* The seller can schedule the inspections at the seller’s convenience. It might alert the seller to any items of immediate concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.
* The seller can assist the inspector during the inspection, something normally not done during a buyer’s inspection.
* The seller can have the inspector correct any misstatements in the inspection report before it is generated.
* The report can help the seller realistically price the home if problems exist.
* The report can help the seller substantiate a higher asking price if problems don’t exist or have been corrected.
* A seller inspection reveals problems ahead of time, which: might make the home show better. gives the seller time to make repairs and shop for competitive contractors. permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report. removes over-inflated buyer-procured estimates from the negotiation table.
* The report might alert the seller to any immediate safety issues found, before agents and visitors tour the home.
* The report provides a third-party, unbiased opinion to offer to potential buyers.
* A seller inspection permits a clean home inspection report to be used as a marketing tool.
* A seller inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on the part of the seller.
* The report might relieve a prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions, before they walk away.
* A seller inspection lightens negotiations and 11th-hour re-negotiations.
* The report might encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
* The deal is less likely to fall apart, the way they often do, when a buyer’s inspection unexpectedly reveals a last-minute problem.
* The report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.
* The inspection is done already.
* The inspection is paid for by the seller.
* The report provides a more accurate third-party view of the condition of the
* home prior to making an offer.
* A seller inspection eliminates surprise defects.
* Problems are corrected, or at least acknowledged, prior to making an offer on the home.
* A seller inspection reduces the need for negotiations and 11th-hour re-negotiations.
* The report might assist in acquiring financing.
* A seller inspection allows the buyer to sweeten the offer without increasing the offering price by waiving inspections.
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