A Home Inspection is Part of the Buyers Due Diligence

Real Estate Agent with Montague Miller and Company

The home inspection is a part of your due diligence: to find out if the condition of the home you are buying is really what it seems to be. In Virginia,we are a caveat emptor state which essentially means buyer beware. Even if the seller has not disclosed a problem it does not mean the problem does not exist.

The average seller only know that when they flip a switch a light comes on. When they turn a faucet water comes out. They usually have not been in the attic, the crawlspace, or roof, since they bought the house; if they were ever there.

The home inspection is part of the buyers due diligence, to make certain that what you are buying is what you expect and are willing to accept. Our Charlottesville home inspection addendum gives the buyer the right to have the structure, foundation, geotechnical systems, roof, flooring, heat and air conditioning systems, electrical, plumbing, appliances, exterior insulation finishing systems, drainage, windows, well, septic, lead based paint and radon levels checked. Any further inspections that may be needed will allow you to have a structural engineer, environmental scientist, contractors, or other professionals inspect the home.

You should only use a ASHI certified inspector with a lot of inspection experience, in my opinion. I have excellent recommendations if you would like to contact me.

In making a purchase that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, this information to you is power. A thorough home inspection gives you the information you need to make a wise decision. A qualified inspector will make certain the report you receive is unbiased and accurate.

If you are considering any Charlottesville Real Estate contact me. I would love to help your family in this exciting chapter of your lives. I can show you any Charlottesville Area Home for Sale.

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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

The building inspection report is one of the more important parts to the due diligence process...ask those questions "before", not "after"!

Jan 31, 2011 07:41 AM #1
Bryan Cerny
Rose & Womble Realty - Chesapeake, VA

Great to know that your HBI Addendum is like ours on the East side of the state.  Though we may not have issues like Radon, the home inspection is key.  And nobody should have a home inspection with without a Aschi or Naschi qualified inspector..and yes experience is key.    

Way to lay it out!

Jan 31, 2011 07:42 AM #2
Carol Costanzo
Montague Miller and Company - Charlottesville, VA

Sea to Sky, it is an extremely important matter. I really appreciate your comments.

Bryan, Excellent that your area uses the same type of addendum. The inspection is absloutely key, and you are right a qualified and experienced inspector is vital.

Jan 31, 2011 07:54 AM #3
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