What To Expect From A Home Inspection

How many times has it happened to you that you like a house and the seller told you that it is in good condition and indeed it does look in good condition too but after some time you start to face problems related to sink, leek, cracks on walls and many more. Well obviously there is a way to find out about the quality of the house before you choose to purchase it and that i and what happens during home inspection? To know more through the help of “home inspection”. You must be wondering what home inspection is regarding this topic keep reading this article till the end.    

What Is Home Inspection? 

A home inspector is a professionally qualified person who inspect the entire house and look for the problems that you can not see with your eyes. You might be thinking what to expect from a home inspection? And the answer to it is sometimes the house may look in good condition but there could be hidden problems in the walls, in your sink, in your drainage system, in your pipelines and all these things your seller doesn't tell you sometimes before selling the house to you because they won’t be thinking about your loss but their profit. So the home inspector will find out all of that for you so that  you can after calculating the expanse can decide or negotiate for the house price to your dealer.   

Home Inspection Work

Nowadays people are aware of home inspections and its benefits. Buyers who actually are interested in buying usually hire home inspectors to research a property and make a written report about the details and the condition the house is in, including the recommended repairs and maintenance. After that they calculated the minimum-maximum expenditure and thereafter decided to buy any pre owned house. In home inspection they will also evaluate the physical structure of the home, from the foundation to the rooftop. Think of your home inspector as a doctor of houses because they can tell you everything about newly constructed as well as pre-owned houses and help you save up your money.


Not only buyers but sellers also prefer for inspection regarding their work. Now you must be thinking what to expect from a home inspection as a seller. Well as a seller you can get the inspection done and before putting them in the market making them affordable, by increasing the likelihood of a sale. Usually a home inspection happens after signing the agreement between the buyer and seller. The contract includes an inspection and it is always up to the buyer to find one if desired so, after the inspection, the reporte made by the inspection followed by the needed maintenance.

The report includes everything from material defects that negatively impact a home’s value to minor cosmetic defects. According to the assessment, the buyer has the authority to proceed with the sale, schedule additional inspections,  renegotiate the sale price with the homeowner, ask that certain repairs be made, or cancel the contract. If the buyer requests major repairs, they may also ask for a reinspection with the original inspector to verify that the original problem identified has been remedied.     

Who Pays For Home Inspections?

You might be thinking who pays for home inspection, the answer to it is generally the buyer. But sometimes the seller also pays for it so this case is negotiable depending on the terms. At occasions the sellers may get their own home inspection before offering the home in line to be assured about the potential sale they are going to make. This also gives the chance to the owner to fix issues before putting the house on the market. Although buyers only prefer their haired inspectors due to obvs reasons that they are lying and the report is not all legit, which happens in cases like these.   

Inspection Process

As it's crucial work, it is obvs to ask how long does a home inspection take? The answer to it is depends on the following factors like:

  • The home size.

  • How many defects it does have.

  • Also depends on how fast the inspector does his work.

  • The necessary help they might be getting from the owner about the old blueprints and construction of the house.

But still the average timing you can expect is around two to five hours for the entire process without any exceptional circumstances.

If you want to join in the inspection process then you may but then you might be thinking what to do during a home inspection? Well there is nothing for you to do as it’s not your work but you can go there to further explore your new house and make your understanding deeply with the house you are purchasing. 

What Things Should I Be Looking For During Home Inspection?

After getting the minor seen by eyes maintenance by the owner your next task is to know what major maintenance the property needs to be structurally safe. So now see what things to look for during home inspection and what fixes are mandatory after a home inspection :

  • Measurements: It’s the fundamental thing to check on while a property inspection, by measuring the dimensions of the rooms in the house. By doing so you will get to know if what your seller told you while selling the house is accurate or not. Also you measure to know whether your future will fit into the new home or not, if not then you have to make adjustments accordingly.  

  • Leakage and drainage: You should always check for leakage and drainage problems because no one wants leaking on walls and ceilings. Neither you will like any flooding or clog problems in future in your home so it is better to get it checked. 

  • Plumbing: It is a very necessary factor of your house after the foundation because you don’t want any pile line to burst out in future which will much expensive and can harm other things inside too. As all the pipelines are underground, they are also internally hidden so it is important for future aspects. 

  • Electricity connection: After the pile line checking it is another most important thing, because just like pipe lines the electricity connections are also hidden so it would be a problem if anything happens in future, in the worst case scenario short circuit can happen. So it is one of the things that must be checked while inspection.     

In short: 

If you are thinking about questions like should i get a home inspection while buying a new property then it’s up to you but after reading this article you already know the benefits of it. It will be good for you only if you get your new home inspected cause you never know what is looking good for now may not be the same after 2 years and then you have to bear expensive maintenance.  


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