Buying a new home is fun and exciting, but it can also be stressful and confusing if it’s your first time. One of the topics home buyers often have questions about is the home inspection. An inspection of the house is an incredibly important piece of the entire home-buying process. Here are four frequently asked questions and their answers from Phil and the entire ProTech Home & Property Inspections, Inc. team.
Can I perform my own home inspection?
It is not advised to inspect your potential home on your own. Professional home inspectors are highly experienced and check for details you might overlook. A licensed inspector must conduct the inspection, according to several jurisdictions or lending institutions. Look for a professional, unless you happen to be a home inspector yourself.
Can I attend my home inspection?
You are absolutely permitted to observe the inspection of the home. As a prospective homeowner and home buyer, you can learn a lot from the house inspection. You will be able to observe firsthand any potential issues that are present right now or might develop in the near future. Eventually, you will be able to maintain your property more easily if you are aware of what is normal and what may become a problem.
Can a house fail an inspection?
What needs to be fixed on the house will be revealed during the inspection. For your financial lender to loan you the money for the house, the house might need to fulfill specific standards. This does not necessarily imply that the house “failed” the inspection and cannot be sold. There is no pass/fail system with an inspection. The only goal is to reveal the overall quality of the home.
What happens if there are issues with the house?
Any issues that the inspector discovers are not necessarily required to be fixed by the home’s seller. You may be able to negotiate for the repairs to be made before you purchase the house as the buyer. It’s possible you may need to end the contract if the seller is unwilling to do the repairs for you. You could also pay for the repairs yourself if you still want to buy the house but are unable to convince the financial lender to authorize the loan until the repairs are performed.
If you live in Atlanta, GA, or the surrounding areas, ProTech can provide you with other specialty inspections such as pool inspections, termite inspections, and more. Contact us today at (470) 592-8828 to schedule an inspection.