Home inspections are a routine part of buying or selling a home. If you’re purchasing a new home and have an inspection scheduled, there are several things you should expect from the outcome of the inspection:
- A better understanding of the home—Home inspections are meant to give you a better idea of what’s going on with the HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems of a home. When you have a home inspection done, you can gain a better understanding of what condition the home is in.
- An idea of the lifespan of the fixtures—Not only can a home inspector give you insight into the overall condition of the roof, HVAC system, and plumbing system, for example, but they can also give you insight into the general age of certain fixtures. For instance, your inspector can help you understand the approximate age of the roof of the home.
- A complete report—After your home inspector is done inspecting the home you want to purchase, they’ll provide you with a complete report of their findings. You can refer to this report later on after you complete the purchase to plan for system repairs and replacements.
- A meeting with the inspector—Following your home inspection, you’ll have a meeting with the inspector to discuss their findings. This is your opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about the overall condition of the home you want to purchase.