POSTED BY MUKH | HOME INSPECTION | POSTED ON AUGUST 15TH, 2011

Home purchase is often fraught with so many complications, that if you end up messing even one aspect of it, the entire deal could turn into a nightmare for life. One such important aspect of the entire exercise is home inspection, and is very critical as it gives you a fair idea as to what you intend to buy. Though a lot of brokers and banks do not attach much of an importance to home inspections, citing reasons that if reputed builders are selling them, it ought to be as per specifications, it is still advisable to check what you are going to purchase, as you might have likes and dislikes that are very unique, as every human being does have, and can be sometimes very different as what is on offer as part of the property.

A detailed inspection normally is conducted by an authorized inspector as it is he who would have expertise in this matter.

It would include all areas of the house, from top to bottom of the structure, including all systems that are available at home. Following the examination, the inspector shall provide a report that not only points out possible defects or areas of concerns, but also the positive aspects of the structure as well as the type of maintenance that will be necessary to keep the home in good shape. It is important that this job be entrusted to an inspector, as even the most experienced homeowners lack the knowledge and expertise of a professional inspection firm. A professional assessment helps you understand the exact condition of the property and also assists you in deciding if the property that is on offer is worth the money that you are paying for it.

By conducting an inspection, you can not only check as to what is on offer, but also save a lot of money by assessing the condition of the property.

Some critical aspects of the house that you can understand about and thereby conclude whether the deal is worth it are:

Physical structure: Through inspections, you can note whether the walls and ceilings have any cracks developed on it, if yes, how deep or serious these cracks are. This gives you an idea about the strength of the house.

Amenities: The inspections shall also reveal as to what the exact wall fixtures and similar amenities are available in the house. It also gives you an idea about the quality of wardrobes and kitchen cabinets that often come as part of the house during the sale.

Electrical and plumbing systems: The inspection shall reveal the condition of the electrical circuits and plumbing lines. It gives you a fair idea about the strength of these utilities and assesses the safety of the house as far as electrical systems are concerned.

Water levels: The inspection also helps to reveal the condition of the house as far as water supply is concerned. It is very important to know the exact water levels pertaining to the house, as your future life depends a lot on the amount of water that you get on a daily basis.

Source:  http://ellemariebaby.com/why-home-inspections-are-essential.htm

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