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Everything You Should Know About Home Inspections


Congratulations on finding your dream home – now it’s time to make sure it’s structurally sound. Home inspections are an important step in the process of buying a home and should be done by a professional. The inspector will look for any problems that could lead to an unsafe structure, as well as other issues like plumbing troubles and electrical shortfalls. This article will explain everything you need to know about home inspections so that when you move into your new house, everything is perfect!

What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is a process where an inspector looks at your house, inside and out, to identify problems. The goal of this type of inspection is to ensure that the property you are buying will be safe and suitable for living in. A good home inspector can help you avoid serious problems that may cause financial hardship later on down the road.

A typical home inspection will cover some or all of these areas:

  • Structural issues such as rotting foundations or poorly constructed walls
  • Water leaks, mold growth and other moisture damage caused by poor ventilation systems
  • Electrical wiring that’s been improperly installed or damaged due to overheating appliances (like dryers) or heavy hand use by children playing around with tools near electrical outlets without considering safety first – these should always be replaced with new ones whenever possible before moving into another dwelling unit (also known as “gettin’ thrown outta here” because we don’t want anyone else getting hurt either!).

Before the Home Inspection

Before you go through with the home inspection, make sure you know what you’re buying. Your real estate agent and lender can be great resources for this information. If there are any problems with the house that are revealed during an inspection, they’ll let you know before closing so that they can be taken care of before it gets too late to do anything about them. You should also have a good grasp on how much money is available in your budget (or at least know where it should come from) so that no surprises appear later on down the road when everything seems like it’s going according to plan but then suddenly something happens and now all of those plans need rethinking or even scrapped altogether due to unforeseen circumstances such as financial troubles or job loss/retirement etcetera…

During the Home Inspection

During your home inspection, the inspector will look at the roof, walls and foundation. He or she will also check out the plumbing system and electrical wiring in order to see if they’re up to code. When it comes to appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers and washers—and even heating systems like furnaces and air conditioning units—the inspector will give you a full report on how well they function. And finally there’s one more thing: If you’re thinking about buying a new hot water heater (or even just upgrading yours), make sure that your inspector knows what kind of unit you have currently so he or she can help determine whether any upgrades might be needed down the road!

After the Home Inspection

After the home inspection, you’re likely to have a few questions. It’s important to be sure that your inspector has addressed all of your concerns and made recommendations for any potential repairs or issues. If there are issues with the structure, for example, make sure those are fixed before you move in.

If there are any other areas where repairs need to be done on your own dime—like replacing missing light bulbs—make sure these are done as soon as possible so that they don’t get worse over time and cause other problems down the line.

What does a home inspection cost?

The cost of a home inspection ranges from $400 to $600, and can be higher if you have more than one inspector. The average cost of a home inspection is $400 to $600.

Do you have to get a home inspection?

It’s a good idea to get a home inspection. You can do it yourself, but it might be better if you hire an inspector who specializes in this kind of work. A home inspector will check out the house and its condition, looking for any major problems such as leaks or structural issues that could cause future damage or make your insurance premiums go up.

If you want someone else to do it, we recommend contacting one of our certified inspectors at [call them]. They’ll come out and inspect your property free of charge—just tell them what type of property (like single family detached), what time frame (like within 30 days) and anything else about yourself or your family that might help them determine whether there are any problems worth investigating further before signing off on closing day (or whenever).

Congratulations on finding your dream home – now it’s time to make sure it’s structurally sound.

Congratulations on finding your dream home – now it’s time to make sure it’s structurally sound.

A home inspection is an important step in the buying process, so it’s important to get one from a certified professional. Here are some things you should know about getting a home inspection:

  • You can find a certified inspector by checking with your real estate agent or contacting local building codes agencies (in some states, such as California and New York City) that oversee inspections of homes.
  • You can also hire an independent inspector if you prefer not to work with someone who works for your agent or city government. An independent inspector will charge more than someone working directly for an agent but may be worth the extra cost because they have no ties with any particular real estate firm; instead, they’re simply looking out for your best interests as a client without any ulterior motives behind their actions—and if something goes wrong during the process then at least there won’t be pressure put onto them by their employer!


We hope that we’ve given you more information about home inspections, and provided some tips on how to go about getting one done. Home inspections can be expensive – but they are also worth it! If you have any questions about your specific situation, or if there is anything else that we missed in this article, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’d love to help answer any questions that come up during the home-buying process!