A standard home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector. The scope of work may be modified by the client and inspector prior to the inspection process. These home inspections are conducted by a Washington Licensed Home Inspector.
We are thorough in our home inspections and use the latest equipment and techniques to provide a detailed report to aid your property buying decisions. Regardless of the age of the home, there are always things that need to be repaired, fine-tuned and dialed-in. Protect your savings and let ProCore Home Inspections insure you don't fall into a money pit.
We work around your schedule and encourage you to be present at the time of your home inspection. We feel this way we can discuss areas of concern on the spot and provide additional feedback. However, if your schedule does not allow you to be present for your home inspection, rest assured that our web based home inspection reports are user friendly and easy to read. We include colored pictures and hyper-links to educate you about what your property needs.
Avoid a Money Pit
The house you want to buy looks great. You could afford the mortgage, the neighborhood is amazing and your agent thinks it's a steal. But could the house be a money pit?
Prepare for the Home Inspection. "Before the home inspection, buyers should write down observations they have made when visiting the house that they want the inspector to review," says Dan Steward, president and CEO of Pillar To Post Inc. in Tampa, Fla. "I recommend that people visit a house two or three times before they make an offer and that they go in the daylight and at night because you notice different things depending on the lighting. The buyers can ask the inspector about things like a dark spot in the corner of the basement."
Attend Your Home Inspection. There are a lot of things you can outsource and rely on your professional representatives when buying a property, but we highly recommend you attend your home inspection. When you are there in person the home inspector is able to physically show you the areas of concern and give their expert opinion on the spot.
Read Your Home Inspection Report. Attending your home inspection is just the first step. Reading your inspection report generated both by our home inspectors and any reports and disclosures provided by the seller is key to avoiding a money pit.
Fix the Defects. Some home sellers elect not to correct every defect found in the home inspection report. Instead, they acknowledge the defects to buyers and explain that the asking price has been adjusted to reflect the estimated cost of repairs. Such candor tends to shorten negotiation time, because buyers have fewer objections. However, the defects still need to be addressed and corrected in order to enjoy trouble free years of happy home ownership.
Get Multiple Repair Bids. Money pits often occur when buyers take a place knowing it needs what they thought was a little work, that actually turns out to be a much more costly repair. Get multiple bids from reputable contractors while you are still within the home inspection contingency time frame of your contract. These estimates can also provide a basis for any renegotiation between you and the seller for price reduction, repairs or increased closing cost credits.
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