What is a Home Inspection and Why Do I need One?
What is a home inspection and why do I need one?
A home Inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house from the roof to the foundation. What that means is that the inspector will look at the condition of the heating system, plumbing and wiring, condition of the roof, insulation, windows and doors, everything about the house and will give you a written report. A home inspection will tell you about major repairs, termites, dry rot or builder oversights. You will know more about the house's condition, and whether you want to go forward with the offer.
Inspection costs vary according to location, size, age and other factors, such as well, septic or radon testing, somewhere between $200 and $500. Do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection or in the selection of your home inspector. If at all possible, it is recommended to attend your home inspection process. This is a valuable educational opportunity. Never pass up the chance to see your forthcoming home through the eyes of an expert. A home inspection could take anywhere from 2-5 hours depending upon the size and age of the home. A home inspection will give you, the buyer peace of mind and put your mind at ease that the home is in good shape.
Chris and Victoria Garfield of John L. Scott Market Center in Forest Grove will help you during the inspection process and can recommend an inspector. Call them today for all your real estate needs.
John L. Scott Market Center Real Estate
1936 Pacific Ave.
Forest Grove, OR 97116