What to Ask During a Home Inspection?Many home buyers feel like they know what to expect when finalizing their new home purchase. However, there are many questions a home buyer needs to remember to ask, especially during the home inspection. Knowing what to ask will help reduce the risk of something being overlooked or missing something beneath the surface. This can cause additional out-of-pocket expenses for the buyer after the purchase has been finalized.

During the home inspection, there are some questions buyers need to remember to ask. Here are some of those questions:

Can I see your license?

It is important to have a licensed home inspector conduct the inspection. Do not be afraid to ask to see his or her license and certification.

Who are you working for?

Make sure the inspector is working for you. Do not accept the inspection report from someone who has been hired by the realtor or seller. Hire one for yourself.

How bad is it?

Most home inspectors leave emotion out of their jobs. This makes is possible for buyers to get an honest opinion of how bad, or good, a home’s condition truly is. Knowing just how bas something is will help you decide to move forward or not with the purchase.

What needs to be repaired?

Put the inspector in your shoes. Ask him or her if this was their home, what would get fixed and when would it be fixed. Find out what repairs can wait for a later date and which ones need to be taken care of immediately.

Is everything up to code?

The home inspector can tell you if there are any aspects of the home that are not up to code. This includes old wiring, out of date plumbing or a poor roof structure.

Being prepared to ask questions during a home inspection will help better prepare you as the buyer when it comes time to make an offer. Whatever happens during the inspection, speak up and get all your questions answered.

Looking for a qualified home inspector for your next home purchase? Contact me for a list of Home Inspectors we trust.

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