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A home inspection, as defined, is an examination of
the physical structure and systems of a home, which
provides a detailed 'snapshot' of the condition of the
home at the time of the inspection. The purpose of a
home inspection is to help reduce some of the risk
involved in purchasing a home; however, it cannot
eliminate those risks, nor can the inspector anticipate
future events or changes in performance due to
changes in use or occupancy. The inspection will
cover any potential health and safety issues in
addition to areas in need of repair or replacement. In
Texas, inspectors must be licensed by the Texas Real
Estate Commission (TREC), and are required to
comply with the TREC Standards of Practice when inspections are performed for a
prospective buyer or seller of a one-to-four family residential property. The Standards
of Practice are the minimum levels of inspection practice required of inspectors for the
accessible parts, components, and systems typically found in improvements to real
property. Checkout home inspection for more info.
Keep in mind that the inspector is not required to move any furnishings or stored
items. Therefore, it is always a good idea to ensure the access to all the major
components of the home is clear prior to the inspection commencing. In the report,
the inspector will note which items were Inspected (I), Not Inspected (NI), Not Present
(NP), and/or Deficient (D). General deficiencies include inoperability, material distress,
water penetration, damage, deterioration,
missing parts and unsuitable installation.
Items identified on the report do not
obligate either the Seller or the Buyer to
make any repairs or take any other action.
The decision to correct a hazard or any
deficiency identified in an inspection report
is left to the parties to the contract for the
sale or purchase of the home. Have a look
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more info on this.
Please keep in mind that there
may be several items on the
report that are related to building
codes or safety issues - and very
few homes will comply with these.
These same conditions may not
have violated building codes or
common practices at the time of
the construction of the home, or they may have been 'grandfathered' because they
were present prior to the adoption of codes prohibiting such conditions. The
inspection is still required by law to report these items as deficient if found not to
Why do I need a home inspection? The purchasing of your home may be the largest
single investment you will ever make. To minimize unwanted surprises, you will want
to learn as much as you can about the condition of the home before you purchase it.
An inspection may identify the need for repairs, as well as the need for maintenance to
better protect your investment. After the inspection, you will know more about the
property, which will aid you in making an informed decision as to purchase the home
or not. You may want to check out nashua home inspection for more.
What does a home inspection cost? The inspection fee for a typical single-family
property varies depending upon a number of factors such as: size of the house; its
age, particular features of the house (slab foundation, crawl space, etc...); and possible
option systems inspected. Typically, a home inspection costs around $250 to
$400...plus any 'optional' services, such as: lawn sprinkler systems; swimming pools,
spas, hot tubs and associated equipment; outbuildings; outdoor cooking equipment;
gas supply systems; private water wells; septic systems; whole-house vacuum systems;
and other built-in appliances. Cost should not be a factor in deciding whether or not to
have a home inspection - due to the potential costs involved should you decide NOT to
have it inspected.
Xtra Mile Home Inspection is one of the most experienced and trained home inspectors
in New Hampshire. Whether you’re a home buyer, seller, or homeowner, they’ll provide
you with a detailed description of your potential home’s condition so you can move
forward confidently and with peace of mind.
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