If you had a home inspection done before or this is your first time, there are a few questions buyers need to familiarize themselves with. Here are some common questions.
The buyer pays for the inspection of their choosing, The inspection report generated during the inspection belongs the the buyer.
The inspector will go through the property and make note of any damages, repairs needed, or maintencance issues, and then give the buyer a copy of the completed report based of those findings. It's important to note that there could be defects a home inpector will not find and wouldn't be expected to find if the defects are in areas with limited or no access.
Your REALTOR® will discuss the termination-option period in your contract to purchase the home. The option period is amount of time during which you can conduct inspections, negotiate with the seller for repairs, and still have the option to terminate the contract.
The inspection can be anywhere from three to five hours, depending on the size of the house.
You don’t have to be at the property during the inspection, but it can help you better understand the process and get to know the property. Ask your inspector if you can be there to observe and ask questions during the inspection.
Buying a home is the largest investment you will ever make, so you want to know as much as you can up front. A home inspector will point out items that need regular maintenance and identify any problems.