home inspectionHome inspection is a vital part of the home buying process. As important as it is, very few people know the basics of a home inspection. A real estate industry expert stated that until you get the house you are interested in inspected by a prestigious company, you should never make an offer on it. Show haste, and you might actually regret your decision for the rest of your life.

Should you have any plans to buy a property, here are the most fundamental things that you need to know about a home inspection.

The Payment Part

Since you are going to buy the house, you get to choose your own home inspection company. You can directly pay them the amount they desire, and the generated report shall be yours. Just make sure that you select a reputed name in the market; ask your friends or family for help, or conduct an online search. Whichever company you choose, make sure it is licensed.

The Task

A home inspector visually examines the structure and systems of a house. They study the ceilings, the walls, the foundations, the plumbing system, the electrical system and all other components.  If there is any damage or if there are some repairs to be taken care of, you will be notified of it. A detailed report will also be prepared and given to you. Please note that it is very much possible that a home inspector may not find a flaw if it is located in an area where there is no access.

While it is not necessary for you to attend the inspection, it will be good if you do. This will provide you with a chance to discuss in details any forthcoming problems that are highlighted during the inspection. You can also gain advice on potential solutions and inquire in detail if your chosen home is worth buying or not.

While your presence is good, you should also make sure that your home inspector will not have any issues with it. Find this out beforehand, and only then reach the property when an inspection is due.

The Time Period

Though you can have a home inspection carried out at any time during the home buying process, you should get it done as early as possible.

Source: www.texasrealestate.com

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