Home and Condo Inspections
Do condos need home inspections? When buying a Home or Condo, you should always have a professional home and condo inspection performed. You need to know exactly what you are getting. The professional home inspection will reveal any hidden problems with the home so that they may be addressed before you close the deal. This makes your buying decision much easier and more confident.
When we inspect the home we will look at the systems that make up the building such as:
- Structural elements, foundation, framing, etc…
- Plumbing systems
- Electrical systems
- Cosmetic condition, paint, siding etc…
The inspection report will tell you what needs to be repaired and what routine maintenance tasks you should perform to keep the house in top condition.
You should require an inspection at the time you make a formal offer. Make sure the contract has an inspection contingency. Then, arrange for Home and Hearth to come inspect the house. Finally, pay close attention to the inspection report. If you aren’t comfortable with what we find, you should demand that the seller correct the problems before closing or negotiate for a lower purchase price or better terms to compensate.
The professional home inspection will reduce the risk of costly surprises with what is likely to be the largest purchase you will ever make. It helps you to make a more informed, more comfortable decision.