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How Crucial A Property Inspection Can Be For Home Buyers?

 

Will this roof survive the next hurricane? What if I want to extend the living room to build a patio? Which material is ideal for flooring?

Many such confounding questions keep homebuyers busy as they look for an ideal property as their dream abode.

You can seek answers from friends and other acquaintances but the best person to guide you in such a situation is a professional home inspector. 

They come with extensive knowledge and market expertise to answer all the concerns that can make or break a deal for your next home!

Which Areas Of The Home Are Inspected?

Typically, these home inspections involve a close examination of the structural components of the property while determining the feasibility of living conditions for the new owners.

Generally, the areas to be included for home inspection are:

  • HVAC
  • Roofs ( inside/outside)
  • Walls & Attics
  • Interior electrical systems
  • Plumbing & Drainage system
  • Flooring & Foundation
  • Basement
  • Doors/Sliders/Windows/Glasses
  • Appliances; dishwasher, disposal, stove…
  • Main Structural Components

Is Home Inspection A Long Process?

Many people shy away from home inspection for reasons including time. Typically, the duration depends on factors such as property size, repairs/damage, legal issues, and availability of the homeowners.

If things go pretty smoothly, you can expect the process to be over, anywhere between 2.5 to 3 hours. There can be some uncontrollable factors slowing down such as rains, or the property is under renovation and many other issues.

Is Property Worth Buying?

Every property undergoes degradation against factors such as weather, usage, and other natural calamities. From worn-out wooden flooring, leaking roofs, substance on the walls to poor drainage and many such issues can literally put a question mark on the actual worth of the home!

Many issues are so regular that you can overlook them. On the contrary, having to repair major serious damages ( blocked drain pipes, damaged roof etc.) can seep out your time, energy and other resources. 

The best advice is to consult with you agent about the findings. Many time, the same will follow when looking at a particular age group, they will have similar findings. If you’re ready to compromise, make sure you negotiate at the right price.  

For those looking for an attractive property with little to no knowledge of the real estate market, seek professional home inspection services in San Antonio, Texas.  

They are licensed professionals who will provide a comprehensive report on the condition of the residential property.  We are no contractors! And only provide an unbiased and objective assessment of the home so that you make the right decision in property investment.

Give us a call at 210-836-7551 for a quote and schedule your home inspection!

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