Home Inspection Ft Wayne
Posted by Tonya Lassus // September 22, 2016 // Blog // buy my house as is / Home Inspection Ft Wayne / JT Integrity Properties / real estate investor
A home inspection Ft Wayne is vital for the prospective homebuyer. Some potential buyers tend to view home inspections as something that is not necessary or too expensive. But home inspections can save buyers time and money in the long run. There are 7 things to know about home inspection Ft Wayne.
Essentially Inspectors in the Ft Wayne area are looking first for obvious things such as inadequate drainage away from the home, roof damage, inefficient or poorly maintained heating systems, and overall house maintenance or the lack of. Then there are the things you cannot see called “latent defects.” A home inspection is vital to uncover plumbing defects, furnace problems, insulation covering old wiring in the attic, or wiring issues in the walls.
Here are 7 things to know about home inspection Ft Wayne:
- When should a home inspection happen? Hiring a home inspector is recommended right after the offer-to-purchase contract is signed and prior to executing the final purchase and sales agreement. A part of the offering should be a clause that ensures that the purchase obligation is contingent upon the findings of a professional home inspection. I think it is highly risky to pass on all contingencies, as some have done in very hot markets.
- You should consider hiring a chimney inspector and a sewer inspector. We know of a case where the sewer inspector discovered the sewer line was not even hooked up to the sewer. Sewer work can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $30,000.
- If the house you want to buy is on a hill, hire a geological inspector. You sure don’t want the house to have been built in a slide area. You can even hire a surveyor to flag the corners of the lot.
- Conduct a structural pest inspection – This inspection is completed by a licensed contractor who is certified to perform this type of inspection. A structural pest inspection looks for actual pests such as termites, wood-boring beetles and other insects, plus mold infestations, water damage and dry rot.
- In 12 to 24 hours after the inspection, you will get an inspection report. The first few pages is the summary. Pay this the most attention. This is where you’ll find out which items your expert believes need correction right away. The rest of the report is informational, to let you know the condition of the property, but that first page or three…that’s vital information.
- You and your agent will want to sit down and decide which items you want the seller to repair. Your agent will send the Seller’s agent a repair addendum. This is a special form that allows you to make repair requests, attempt to renegotiate the price based on the inspection or get out of the contract entirely based solely on the opinion of your experts.
- No house is perfect. You must decide which repairs are too expensive and which are things you can do yourself for little or no money. Things like siding replacement, new roofs, and sewer connections will warrant bargaining unless you are in an extremely competitive environment.
JT Integrity Properties is here to help homeowners out of any kind of distressed situation. As investors, we are in business to make a modest profit on any deal, however we can help homeowners out of just about any situation, no matter what! There are no fees, upfront costs, commissions, or anything else. Just the simple honest truth about your home and how we can help you sell it fast to resolve any situation.
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