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One of the most important steps in the home buying process is the home inspection. This documents an inspectors research of your home and is designed to inform the buyers about the overall condition of the home and to ensures that you are made aware of any pre-existing conditions which would prevent you from comfortably moving forward.

The scope of an inspection includes; the plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems of the home as well as the houses's structural integrity. Inspectors make sure the windows and doors function properly, appliances work, and the exterior is as it looks including possibly behind the wall. Home Inspections, depending on the size of the home, can last from 90 minutes to 2.5 hours. After the inspection, a report is written documenting the status of the house and all inspected components.

At this point, buyer's determine what items they want to ask be repaired and/or replaced. We are looking for defective items, code violations, or safety items. The sellers typically have 3 days to respond. Once the terms are agreeable to everyone the home inspection contingency is removed and the contract moves forward. Any required repairs must be documented before closing in order to satisfy the terms of the contract.

Remember, the intent of the home inspection is to make sure you still want to buy the home after you’v e given it a thorough examination. No home is perfect. If you go in with that mindset you’ll be less likely to be disappointed! We hope that helps clarify things, please let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Trey Langford

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Posted by tlangford at 9/18/2017 9:30:00 PM

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