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A Buyer’s Home Inspection is obtained by the buyer during the option period. The Inspection Report is often used as a negotiating tool to get the sellers to make needed repairs or to reduce the price.
When performing a Buyer’s Inspection, we look at everything inside and out:
** Outside the home, we check the foundation, exterior walls, roof, driveway, sprinkler system and deck.
** Inside the home we examine the walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and windows.
** The heating, air-conditioning, plumbing, and electrical systems will all be examined to ensure that they function as intended.
** Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms receive a thorough check, along with the attic.
** We also make sure that all of your appliances are working correctly.
** In addition, the fireplace, electrical panel, water heater, and even the doorbell are checked.
All basic buyer’s inspections meet the standards of practice defined by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
A Pre-Listing Inspection is obtained by the seller either before or shortly after listing the property for sale.
Having an inspection at the time the property is listed allows the seller time to make repairs before they are picked up by the buyer’s inspection and used as negotiating points to bring the price down.
Buyer’s negotiate in thousands, not hundreds! Buyers typically expect a $2 to $3 reduction for every $1 worth of defects turned up by their inspector. Having an inspection can minimize price negotiations.
Essentially, the pre-listing inspection is the same as the buyer’s inspection.
A warranty inspection is performed for people whose homes are approaching their one year anniversary. A warranty inspection is similar to the buyer’s inspection – all of the major systems are inspected and an infrared scan is performed on the entire house.
The warranty inspection also includes the foundation level measurement.
The fiber-optic sewer line inspection can be added at a discounted price.
The primary difference between a warranty inspection and a buyer’s inspection is that the appliances and sprinkler system are not routinely checked in a warranty inspection.
Chances are that if you’ve lived in the house for nearly a year, you don’t need anyone to tell you that the microwave doesn’t work. The focus is on the items that you, as the homeowner, might not see.
Home Health Check Up
You have your car inspected every year. But what about your house? Your car is worth thousands. Your house is worth hundreds of thousands and early detection of problems can save you thousands.
Most things that go wrong in a house are relatively inexpensive to fix if they are found before major damage is done.
A home health checkup is similar to a warranty inspection.
Indoor Air Quality Investigations
Indoor Air Quality Investigation(IAQI) refers to the air quality within and around your home, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of your family. Understanding and controlling common pollutants that put your health at risks starts with an IAQI.
Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later. They can be caused by building materials used in new construction or environmental changes in and around older homes.
The benefits of such an investigation are at minimum peace of mind knowing that your new home does not have materials that could cause long-term harm or confirmation that you need to take action if pollutants are found.