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A Good Home Inspection Includes These 3 Big Things

These are the three biggest issues that home inspectors look for.

Today, I’m discussing the top three things home inspectors look for when inspecting a home. Most of the time, this will occur after the buyer has already committed to the house, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a crucial part of the process. During the inspection, the inspector will be digging through all of the nooks and crannies of the home, checking everything from the foundations to the roof. These are the most essential parts of that process.

1. The Roof. The inspector will climb up on top of the roof, weather permitting. They’ll be looking for the condition of the shingles, any damage, appropriate ventilation, and that the gutters are installed correctly. The number one thing we see during this inspection is inadequate ventilation.

2. The Foundation. Anyone who lives in Lincoln will know that our foundations are not in the most fabulous shape. They aren’t as pretty as one would hope. That’s why it’s so important to have someone take a look at the condition. The good news is that anything short of catastrophic damage can be fixed, and you can avoid most issues with regular maintenance.

“The inspector will be digging through all of the nooks and crannies of the home.”

3. The Utilities. This includes things like your HVAC system, electrical, water heaters, etc. The home inspector will run these systems and ensure they appear to be doing their job correctly. For the electrical, this will include checking to make sure that everything is wired right and that all of your outlets work.

Those are the biggest ticket items on the inspector’s list. Obviously, they will be going through the home with a fine-toothed comb, but the remaining issues are mostly cosmetic and easily fixed. Anything beyond the inspector’s scope or expertise might require further inspection by a specialist in that field, but generally speaking, this is all done in one shot.

If you have any questions about the home inspection process or real estate in general, please feel free to reach out to me by phone or email. I would be happy to serve as your resource for all of your real estate needs.

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