The Raw Truth About Buyer Home Inspections

Real Estate contracts often contain contingency clauses that allow buyers to inspect the property physically (usually at their expense). This inspection provides a comprehensive review of the infrastructure of the property.

Which inspections to order is usually a matter of observation and knowledge of what is critical to a particular region or area. Below is a list of the three most common types of inspections.

Structural Pest Control
• To discover any active infestation by wood destroying organisms.
• Section I on the report deals with active infestation and includes items that need immediate attention, lenders usually want the
work performed prior to funding the loan.
• Section II on the report will be items that could cause infestation and, if not corrected, could cause damage.

Physical Inspection
• This inspection encompasses roof, plumbing, electrical, heating and any other accessible area of the structure.
• A detailed report will be written with recommendations for repair or for further inspection by a specialist.

Geological Inspection
• An inspection of the soil conditions and the stability of the ground beneath the structure can be performed by a Geological Engineer.
• You can select to go to the city records and research the property and its proximity to known fault lines.

Some Other Common Inspections

• Water Conservation
• Well and Septic
• Hazardous Materials
• Zoning and Building Permit
• Compliance
• Contractors Home Inspection
• Chimney Inspection
• Heating and Air Conditioning
• Structural Engineering
• Energy Audit

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