Home inspections are a very important part of the home buying process.  Having a proper home inspections by a licensed inspector will help you determine any immediate problems with the home or any areas that may cause problems in the future. Most home buyers spend less than an hour looking in a home and most of that time is spent inspecting the layout, amenities and size of the home. With a proper home inspection you know what you are buying.

A detailed home inspection report will cover all areas of concern in a house from major repair issues to minor maintenance needs. The inspector will thoroughly examine the entire home including all structural components, such as foundation, roof condition, attics, floors, and walls. They will also thoroughly examine any issues involved with the heating, cooling, plumbing electrical and any other mechanical concerns in the home. Whether the home is new or old there will also be issues addressed in the home inspector’s report that you will need to take into consideration when deciding how to go forward with the purchase of the home.

Major issues and repairs of a home can cause serious problems when not addressed in a timely fashion, therefore having a home inspection is an essential part of the home buying experience. Often times a home inspection can be one of the deciding factors in the purchase or the final price of the home.

Considering the importance a home inspection plays in home buying, it is essential that your inspector is not only licensed but is reputable, professional and ethical. Trying to save a few dollars by going with a friend, family member, or an inspector that is not properly licensed could end up costing a lot more in the end. When hiring an inspector be sure to check their credentials.

If you are selling a home instead of buying one, a home inspection can help you as well. It is very attractive to buyers that the house has already been inspected and that an inspection report is available before they even place a bid. An inspection prior to selling your home will also let you know of any problems that currently exist which you might either repair before selling or adjust the price of the house accordingly if the repair is major. Home inspections are the key in any home purchase or sale.