What to expect when you get a home inspection in Odessa Texas
The home inspector bases his report on the current building code that the city of Odessa has adopted . It is common to find a large number of items on the inspection report simply because of the home’s age.
In Odessa & Midland TX the majority of homes were built in the 1950′s and 1960′s. Regardless if you are buying a home that is 60 yrs old or built last year, it is likely the home is going to have some building code deficiencies. The reason is that building code requirements changes regularly. Homes are only required to meet the requirements set in place at the time it it’s construction* and don’t have to keep up with the ever changing standards (aka grandfathered). *If changes are made to the house, professional tradesmen are required to abide with current code.
The purpose of the home inspection is so you can be an informed buyer. The last thing I want is for you to buy a house with your eyes closed. Just keep in mind because a home has out-of-date features doesn’t necessarily mean it is a bad home. Despite it’s imperfections, I am sure for the most part that the seller has lived in the home in it’s current state and felt like it was a perfectly fine home.
You Have Your Inspection Report, Now What?
Your primary concern should be with the major function of the home. Does the roof leak? Does the plumbing work? Is the foundation & electrical sound? Does the air conditioning & heating function correctly? Does the water heater work? No matter what house you buy whether it is $90,000 or $990,000 the above should hold true. Period. If not, we will negotiate a repair by the seller or discuss your options. We will also weight other items of concern to see what is the best course of action for you.
When you decide to buy a home for sale in Odessa TX, it will be important to have a Odessa Realtor as your buyer agent represent you in your home purchase. Don’t go at it alone – hire an expert. Ask about our “no fee” option.
Author Bio: Donna Edwards is a broker associate of DeRiso & Haynes Realty in Odessa Texas, a highly regarded boutique firm of Odessa Realtors – selling more homes annually than any other firm in Odessa! For more information on how we can best serve your real estate needs, give her a call at 432.934.4439 or by email at donna@OdessaMidlandHomes.com . Also, check out what fabulous clients have to say on her testimonials page!