10 Questions a Home Inspection Should Answer

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Associates RS - 0019092

 

Home inspections are a must. Whether the house is decades old or newly built, an inspector can notify buyers of problems or potential problems with the interior and exterior of the house that, if ignored, could result in big expenses sooner rather than later.

It's recommended that buyers be present during the home inspection to learn more about the home they will be moving into. By the end of an inspection, buyers should have the following questions answered:

 

Related image

 

  1. What is the condition of the outside walls?
  2. Does the roof have any signs of damage or leaking?
  3. Is there any evidence the foundation is cracking or settling in a way that could damage the home?
  4. Does the property around the home slope in a way that will prevent flooding or pooling?
  5. What is the condition of the heating/cooling systems in the home?
  6. Is the electrical wiring functioning properly and are there any safety hazards that need to be fixed?
  7. Is the plumbing functioning properly and are there any signs of leaks?
  8. Does the home have any evidence of mold, pests or other wood-destroying organisms?
  9. Are the garage and laundry room properly ventilated?
  10. Are all other appliances and systems installed correctly and operating the way they should?

Home inspectors are trained to notice things that even the most experienced homeowners might miss. They are unbiased and will point out the smallest concerns and the most alarming red flags. Do not be afraid to ask specific questions about their final report.

 

Image result for report images

 

 

Posted by

 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Home Buying
Location:
Delaware New Castle County
Tags:
mold
plumbing
problems
electrical
appliances
roof
home inspection
leaking
wood destroying
outside walls
heatingcooling
flooding or pooling

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
1,329,158
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

A good list...in my area, one would also be checking the septic field and doing a water test for the well.

Jan 20, 2017 12:34 PM #1
Rainmaker
2,888,032
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Christopher Pataki These are excellent list of questions a home inspector should answer.

Jan 20, 2017 02:14 PM #2
Rainmaker
576,889
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Couldn't agree more.. I always recommend my Buyers have a home inspection performed by a certified/registered home inspector.  I always have them present as the inspector goes through the home, and they can ask questions.  At the conclusion of the inspection, the inspector sits down with them to review the report, then send them a copy electronically, along with a copy to me.

Jan 20, 2017 06:29 PM #3
Ambassador
3,504,302
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

That's a great infographic, Christopher! 

Jan 20, 2017 07:15 PM #4
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
349,637

Christopher Pataki

Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
What is Your Home Worth?
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information