The inspections process is a very important piece to the puzzle when purchasing a home for several different reasons.

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home, from the roof to the foundation. If any concerns are found, the inspector may recommend the necessary repairs or replacements and provide estimated costs to complete them.
A 4-Point Inspection is the most common inspection most homebuyers order. It verifies the current state of the residence main systems including the electrical panels and wiring, the plumbing, the roofs condition, and the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system.

The potential buyers do not only use the inspection report; the insurance company for the homeowner’s insurance policy also requires it. The financing bank will also want to confirm the home qualifies the lending requirements in its current state; at the time of purchase, with systems in good working conditions and fulfilling their intended function and working as intended within the manufacturer’s specifications.

Items reviewed during a 4-Point Inspection 
  • Attic
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Roof & Flashings
  • Gutters
  • Basement
  • Crawlspace
  • Foundation
  • Grading
  • Retaining Walls
  • Siding & Trim
  • Driveways & Walks
  • Ceilings
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Doors & Windows
  • Chimney
  • Fireplace
  • Major Appliances
  • Electrical System
  • Water Heater
  • Plumbing System
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating

 

Most inspections take about one to three hours but the duration may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home. It is recommended that homebuyers and real estate agents be present during the inspection to take advantage and ask questions about the current state and future maintenance of the home. If you are purchasing new construction A home inspection will eliminate construction oversights that may have occurred. Common oversights include incomplete electrical systems, incomplete plumbing, gutters that are incorrectly installed, and missing roofing components.

If you have additional questions regarding your home inspections and would like our professional opinion on when to order more specialized inspections call our office today at 305-809-7650.

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