Home Inspections when Buying a Home in Murphy NC

When you’ve been shopping for real estate in Murphy NC and you’ve found a home you want to buy, having it inspected by a licensed home inspector is one smart move. Regardless of the condition you may think the home is in, an inspector can find issues with a home you never knew existed.

Home Inspectors Check a Wide Variety of Items. Here, notice there’s NO insulation!!

I always joke, but do seriously mean it, that hopefully an inspection is a complete waste of your money. Hopefully they’ll go through and find a few minor issues that are no big deal. At least that way you know! It’s the big things you are looking for so they can be remedied.

Here are some frequently asked questions I get a lot about home inspections:

1) Do you recommend a home inspection on a new construction home?

Absolutely! Homes are built by humans just like you and I. The fact is, they make mistakes. Although the odds are less for things being wrong, I believe it is still wise to do.

2) Can they check every aspect of the home I’m buying?

No. Although a home inspector checks a very wide array of parts of your home, there are limitations. Termite and septic are two things they are unable to check and are offered by a separate inspection. Also, they can’t see through walls and things of that sort. If you’d like more detail on what they are able to check, I encourage you to contact a reputable inspector.

3) What happens if an issue is found that needs repair?

When an item is found that needs repair, it is completely negotiable between the buyer and seller. Bear in mind that when you pay an inspector to do a full home inspection, there is an obligation to find something wrong with the property. Some items found are silly and some are important. So before you consider asking for a repair, ask yourself a few questions.
-Is this a big deal?
-Is the item doing the job it was intended to do?
-Was that item required as part of the building code when the home was built?

4) What about foreclosures?

You may have noticed that many foreclosures are being sold as is, where is. That does not mean that you cannot have inspection done on the property. In fact, I highly encourage you have foreclosures inspected. It is common that the bank nor the listing real estate agent know much of any use about the property. Because of that situation, it makes an inspection that much more important. What the bank means by as is, where is is they have no intention of doing any repairs to the property when you find something on the home inspection. In some instances, we have been able to successfully negotiate repairs on a foreclosed property. However, that is not the norm. It is a case-by-case basis that we can guide you through if you are purchasing a foreclosure home.

5) What price range can I expect for a normal home inspection?

Home inspections by a licensed home inspector normally cost between $300-500. The cost is normally driven by factors such as size, location, and features of the home.

6) What does a home inspector actually inspect?

As I mentioned above, the home inspector truly checks a wide array of items in a home. To give you a better idea though, here is a laundry list style of things to expect to be checked: the foundation, basement, structure, siding, windows, doors, other exterior elements, roof, plumbing, electrical system, plumbing system, central and other types of heating and air conditioning, walls, ceilings, floors, and major appliances.

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