Getting a home inspection is a big step, and usually means that you are almost ready to purchase a home!
Since the purchase of a home is typically contingent on the results of the inspection, it is important to know everything about a home inspection before the day-of, that way you are prepared and can ask meaningful questions.
Here is everything you need to know about your inspection!
A home inspection typically will last around 3 to 4 hours, but can be shorter or longer depending on the size, age, and systems of the home.
As the home buyer, it is recommended that you attend the inspection if you can, and walk through the home at some point with the inspector.
This is so that you can ask questions and learn about elements of the home.
The inspector will probably want to point out findings and explain a little about them.
If you are the homeowner and a buyer is having a home inspection done, it is highly recommended that you are not at the property during the inspection. Both the inspector and the buyer will want to discuss things about the home which may be uncomfortable for you and the buyer.
What is Included in a Home Inspection
There are major components in every home that inspectors will be checking. These systems and elements of the home are important to determine the condition of the home.
Functionality of major appliances
Heating and air-conditioning system (HVAC)
The attic and the basement if applicable
After the Inspection is Complete
After the home inspector has completed the inspection, they will go over their findings & notes.
Then they will compile a full inspection report detailing all of the things in the home that they inspected, and the condition that they are in. The report will be delivered to you within 24 hours of the inspection, typically in an online report.
Then, you and your agent can go over the findings and decide whether or not to proceed with the purchase of the home!