What To Expect At A Home Inspection

In the last video we defined a home inspection, so today, we’re going to talk about what to expect at one.  Now, the duration of the inspection depends on the size of the property:  a 2 bedroom 1,200 sq ft. condo can take 1.5-2.5hrs, a 3-4 bedroom 1,800 sq. ft. house can take 2.5-3.5 hrs.  So plan ahead and block some time in your schedule to attend the home inspection.  The inspector will check the following major components of a property’s integrity: electrical, plumbing, roof, foundation, and integrated appliances.  While you are more than welcomed to follow the inspector around the property, please know that there is a method to their inspection and it should always end with a wrap-up.  In the wrap up the inspector will give you a summary of the findings and allow time for all of your questions. While it is not mandatory for you to attend your home inspection, you’d be doing yourself a huge disservice if you don’t at least show-up for the wrap-up.  Yes, you’ll typically received your inspection report within 24-48hrs, but remember, this is your opportunity to find-out as much as possible about the home you are about to purchase, ask questions, and have some time to carefully look around…I even like to have a little fun by preparing for the big move!  For tips on how to make the best of your home inspection, shoot me line to the info below:  Anahi@greenmeansgrow.com or at 858.381.2621.  Till next time and happy house hunting!

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