What’s the Condition of the Property ?
In general, buyers are entitled to conduct a series of inspections on the property that they are about to purchase. After your offer has been accepted, Team480 will assist you in hiring a professional home inspector to conduct an inspection of the property. At HomeSmart, we recommend that you choose a home inspector that is certified by a trade association.
Some of the items typically investigated during an inspection are: appliances, plumbing, A/C, heating, electrical, structure, foundation, roof and attic. If you are obtaining a loan, your lender may require specific inspections, such as an inspection to certify that the home is free of wood-destroying organisms (termites).
It is around this time that you can expect to be provided with a Property Disclosure Statement from the Seller, which contains all information material to the sale of the property. We will ask you to read through it carefully and ask any questions you might have during your inspection period.
In addition to formal inspections, buyers should consider other methods of obtaining information about the property. For example, talk to the neighbors and drive around the neighborhood during different times of day. In touring the neighborhood, consider things such as proximity to freeways, airports and schools.
We can also provide you with resources for obtaining information on crime statistics, city planning and zoning, school information and environmental concerns which may affect your decision to purchase.