What is a Home Inspection:
A home inspection is a crucial step in any real estate transaction. It is an objective visual non-destructive of a home, from the roof to the foundation. Having a home inspected is similar to getting a physical checkup. If a problem or symptom is discovered, the inspector may recommend further evaluation. A home inspection is not a warranty or insurance program, but a method to assist both the agent and the home buyer in understanding the condition of the prospective new home.
Home Buyer’s Inspections
A home buyer’s inspection is initiated by the home buyer usually as a contingency to the final close of a real estate sale. These types of inspections are designed to minimize the risk of potential surprises for the buyer. Benchmark Property Inspection provides home buyers with a detailed investigation for the home’s primary major systems.
The inspection includes: Grounds, Foundation, Structural, Crawlspace, Basement, Exterior Surfaces, Deck/Balconies, Garage, Safety Check List, Electrical Systems, Heating and Cooling Systems, Plumbing Systems, Roofing, Attic, Interior Rooms and Fireplaces.
Home Seller’s Inspections
A home seller’s inspection is initiated by the property owner, usually prior to listing the property for sale. It helps the seller and the seller’s agent to accurately represent the home by disclosing damage to prospective buyers. Damage discovered as a result of a seller’s inspection can either be repaired by the seller, or used as a negotiating tool by both seller and buyers.