For Your Protection: Get a Home Inspection!!!

Real Estate Agent with Connect Realty

Why a Buyer Needs a Home Inspection A home inspection gives the buyer more detailed information about the overall condition of the home prior to purchase. In a home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an in-depth, unbiased look at your potential new home to:

  •  Estimate the physical condition: structure, construction, and mechanical systems;
  • Identify items that need to be repaired or replaced; and
  • Estimate the remaining useful life of the major systems, equipment, structure, and finishes.

Appraisals are Different from Home Inspections An appraisal is different from a home inspection. Appraisals are for lenders; home inspections are for buyers.  An appraisal is required to:

  • Estimate the market value of a house;
  • Make sure that the house meets FHA minimum property standards/requirements; and
  • Make sure that the property is marketable.


Comments (1)

Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
As Real as Real Estate Gets!

Marcus - Always a home inspection... it is always in the buyer's best interests be it a new  home or an older home...

Jul 01, 2011 12:20 PM