Home Buyer Inspection (Pre-Closing) is a type of home inspection services usually performed for a home buyer to determine a home’s general condition. A home inspection should be at the top of the list of things you need to get done once your offer has been accepted. This is your opportunity during your option period to have a licensed home inspector inspect and diagnose the home’s structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, roof and other components.
The home inspection report can give you leverage to work with your realtor to prioritize repairs and often times negotiate price concessions from the seller.
Pre-listing Inspection, sometimes referred to as a seller or listing home inspection, is performed for a home seller to evaluate areas of a home that may need to be repaired or updated. Pre-listing home inspections are useful from several different perspectives. A pre-listing home inspection can be and often is used as an effective marketing tool to help set the home apart. At times, a pre-listing home inspection may reveal a deficiency in the home that the seller is not willing to address by any means other than a price reduction.
New Construction Inspection (Phase Inspection) This type of home inspection is ordered by the buyer of a new home before construction begins and must be included in the builder’s contract. There are three opportunities during the building cycle when it is recommended to have your third-party inspector evaluate and report on the workmanship and construction of your new home. The standard 3-phase, new construction inspection process is utilized to ensure that major defects within your home are not covered up. Knowing that your new home is being constructed in accordance with the International Residential Code (IRC) and is in total compliance with all state-mandated regulations, will ensure your peace of mind.
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