What Is A Home Inspection? Why Are They Important

Posted by Kent Redding on Monday, September 10th, 2018 at 10:23am

 

If you’re like most home buyers you’re probably wondering what a home inspection is and why it’s important right? You’re not alone! In this article, we will share with information on what home inspections are, why they are important and tips on how to find a great home inspector in Austin.

What Is A Home Inspection?

A home inspection is obviously a visual examination or inspection of an entire home by a trained home inspector.

Home inspections are important because they provide buyers with a look into what’s really going on with a home behind the scenes because even though a house may be freshly painted or remodeled, there could be other things lurking that a buyer won’t see unless they hire a home inspector.

Home inspectors will look at the walls, roof, attic, windows, doors and ceiling of a home for potential defects or problems that should be corrected after the buyer moves in

You can also count on a home inspector to review the heating, plumbing, electrical and air conditioning systems in a home to determine if they are in proper working order or may need repairs/upgrades.

How Much Do Home Inspections Cost?

Depending on the company that you choose, a home inspection can easily cost $250 or more but they are an invaluable resource in really knowing what’s going on with a home after you purchase it.

One important thing to keep in mind is that a licensed home inspector will not fix any of the defects that they find. Your home inspector will only review what’s visible and provide you with the next steps that you will need to follow after you purchase the home.

Home inspectors in Texas are regulated by the by the Texas Real Estate Commission so you can have 100% confidence in their report after they fully inspect the home that you want to purchase.

Contact the Kent Redding Group

Planning on buying or selling a home in Austin Texas? Contact the Kent Redding Group by calling us at (512) 306-1001 or click here to connect with us online.

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