Inspections to Expect

You accept a contract, now what?

When your home is under contract, the buyer has a period of time in which he or she may inspect your home. Some inspections to expect are:

  1. A home inspections performed by a certified home inspector
  2. A wood destroying organism inspection (termites).
  3. If applicable, a survey, septic and/or well inspection.

Although there are many other types of inspections available to buyers, these are generally the most common.

Some of the items typically investigated during a home inspection are:

  • Appliances
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Structure
  • Foundation
  • Roof and attic.

If any of the following are areas of concern, the buyer may ask the inspector to address concerns regarding indoor air quality,expansive soil conditions, previous fire or fold, pests and mold.

Prior to closing, the buyer will conduct another inspection, usually referred toas the final walk-thorough. This is where they will confirm that any repairs agreedupon have been completed and that the home is in the same condition as whenthe offer was written.