Welcome or Register

The Home Inspection

​_____________________________________________________

Getting a home inspection

After signing a contract of sale, you may want to consider paying for a home inspection, which will identify any physical defects or environmental conditions.  The contract of sale typically gives buyers a certain number of days to have an inspection.  Depending on the circumstances of the transaction note that if you are purchasing a short sale or foreclosure that is to be sold in “as is” condition, you may be unable to perform a home inspection, or have any items identified during an inspection repaired.

Here are some questions you may ask the home inspector:

  • What does the inspection cover?
      - A good inspection should cover structure, exterior, roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning, interiors, and ventilation.  Also consider testing for Radon gas and the spetic system if applicable,
  • How long have you been inspecting residential buildings? 
       - Make sure the inspector has experience working with homes, and not just commercial properties.
  • Can I attend the inspection?
       - An inspector should allow you to be present for the inspection.  If they don’t, consider it a red flag.
  • How long does the inspection take?  How long will it take to produce the report?

​_____________________________________________________

7Previous Return To Buyer Tips  Next8

Quick Search


view all


Any

Any

No Min.

No Max.

Don't Miss a New Listing Again

Already registered? Login

FREE AUTOMATED EMAIL UPDATES
Sign in to take advantage of all this site has to offer. Save your favorite listings and searches – also receive email updates when listings you like come on the market for free!

*Contact Information NOT Shared*

agent photo
Patricia Joyce
9 West Main Street
Clinton, NJ 08809
Office: (908) 735-8140
Cell:  (908) 303-0184
Fax:  (908) 735-8372
Email: pjoyce@pjoyce.com

Contact Me







* fields are required

All of your information is kept strictly confidential. Any information that you provide will not be shared or sold to anyone. By submitting this form with your telephone number you are consenting for Patricia Joyce and its authorized representatives to contact you even if your name is on the Federal "Do not call List".

Real Estate Websites by iHOUSEweb iconiHOUSEweb | Admin Menu