Why A Home inspection
What Do You Need To Know Before You Buy a Property?
It is your responsibility to understand as many details as you can about the property you may soon call home. Home inspections typically reveal the inner workings of the property, allowing
you to be informed of possible perks and pitfalls the home has to offer before you own it. A visual inspection by First Choice Inspections can possibly save you thousands.
First Choice Inspections is here to help people just like you in the purchase of your home.
How do we help?
Our system of home inspection will give you the comfort and knowledge you need during the home buying process. Our services will help you understand the property you are considering, so you can make an informed purchase. Using our past experience we will do a safety and functional inspection of the property you are looking to purchase.
Why get a Home Inspection?
Identifying Possible Safety Hazards
A home inspection can detect safety issues like electrical issues, moisture issues, ventilation issues and several others. Finding and correcting these before purchase is smart and many times corrected by seller after being identified.
Forecast Future Costs
A home inspector can approximate the installation age of major systems in the home like roofing, heating and cooling, and critical equipment like water heaters. They can diagnose the current condition of the structure itself, and tell you how long finishes have been in the home. All components in the home have a “shelf-life.” Understanding when they require replacement can help you make important budgeting decisions. The home inspector is a valuable educational resource. Specific tips on how to maintain your new home is also valuable.
It Can Provide an “Out”
A quality home inspection can reveal critical information about the condition of a home and its systems. This makes the buyer aware of what costs, repairs and maintenance the home may require immediately, and over time. If a buyer isn’t comfortable with the findings of the home inspection, and can’t figure things out with the seller, it usually presents one last opportunity to back out of the offer to buy.
Some insurance companies will not insure all parts of a home if certain conditions are found. Trying to find out possible negative conditions beforehand is smart and can save headaches and money in the long run.
Areas that are Evaluated During an Inspection Typically Include:
• Exterior grounds, drainage and utility feeds to the property
• The condition of the exterior finish and materials
• Decks, patios, porches, stoops, sun rooms
• Driveways, walkways and exterior stairs
• The roof, gutters, downspouts, chimneys
• Attic inspection
• Interior electrical systems
• Interior plumbing systems
• Interior heating and cooling systems
• Carpet, appliances, lighting, flooring and bath fixtures
• The condition of wall and ceiling finishes
• And many more too numerous to list here
Contact us today for home inspections of all types, residential and light commercial.
Why Would a Seller Want to Have a Home Inspection?
It’s not immediately obvious to many sellers why a Pre-Listing Home Inspection would be beneficial. One of the most compelling reasons is the comfort factor it gives potential buyers.
A Pre-Listing Inspection Strengthens Your Position as a Seller.
By having an inspection before selling, you’re prepared for items that may show up during the buyer’s inspection. You can prevent extended negotiations if the repairs are made ahead of time. Fewer contingencies in the sales contract will undoubtedly make the closing much smoother.
By documenting the pre-listing condition of the home, you gain a legal advantage in the event you are sued for not disclosing unknown problems with your home. You’ll be able to negotiate from a much stronger position if you have an inspection report to supply your potential buyers.
In most cases, if your report is provided by a Certified Inspector like First Choice Inspections, the buyer will see no need to retain another inspector. If we pre-inspect your home, we’ll always be available to answer questions to the prospective buyer and typically do a walk through with the buyer at the property after an accepted offer.