Why choose to have a home inspection completed before you sign on the dotted line at closing?
So you don’t get stuck with a money pit.
Purchasing a home can be one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. It may possibly be that this is your dream home and this is the place you want to live until your final days. A home inspection prior to closing is not a required procedure in most states and may not even be required by a lender but it is a prudent process to undertake potentially saving you from ruin.
You don’t want a cheap inspection. A cheap inspection may be the most expensive thing you’ll ever buy, it may cost you thousands of dollars down the road because of missed or overlooked defects. Cheap inspectors are usually new inspectors, they often know less and do less, which is one reason why they’re cheap.
You wouldn’t want to skimp on a doctor or a mechanic paying a quality home inspector what they are worth is a smart move.
Make sure your inspector is certified by national organizations such as NACHI.
NACHI (National Association of Certified Home Inspectors), is an organization that offers home inspectors certifications and ongoing education. Keeping up with trends in building processes and codes.
InterNACHI's mission is to continue its leadership role as the world's largest trade organization of certified property inspectors. InterNACHI members follow a comprehensive Standards of Practice and are bound by a strict Code of Ethics. The membership takes part in the regular exchange of professional experiences and ideas to support each other.
InterNACHI inspectors are committed to providing consistent, accessible and trusted information to their clients about their properties' condition.
Ensures your home inspector is trained properly to complete a quality inspection.
Here are some of the items in your home that may be included in a home inspection.
ROOF SYSTEM/ GUTTERS/ DOWNSPOUTS/ EXTERIOR SIDING/
WATER HEATER/ DECKS, HEATING & COOLING SYSTEM/ DOORS & WINDOWS/ SMOKE ALARMS/ PATIO
BUILT IN APPLIANCES/ ELECTRICAL SYSTEM & COMPONENTS/ MASONRY, PLUMBING SYSTEM & COMPONENTS/ DRIVEWAY/ WALKWAYS
ATTIC & COMPONENTS/ INSULATION/ CRAWL SPACES, FOUNDATION/ FLOOR STRUCTURE/ STOOPS
EXTERIOR GRADING/ CEILINGS, STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS , FLOORS/ WALLS
Depending on the construction and location of your home there are always other components that may need to be considered.
If you are in need of a professional experienced certified home inspection company in the Minneapolis Saint Paul area contact Inspections Plus. We have over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. We have pounded nails shingled roofs, installed windows, and more our experience in all aspects of the construction process place us at the top of the local home inspection ladder. Call Inspections Plus today to schedule your Home Inspection.
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