If you’re looking to buy a home, it’s important that you don’t skip over the home inspection. Inspections vary based on the type of property you’re buying, but the goal is the same: to save you from finding any surprise deficiencies with the home. A home inspector will make sure that the home is safe for living and will inform you of any major issues the home may have. The National Association of Realtors provides a useful article on their blog detailing what a home inspection should cover, so here is a list of things to make sure that your inspector covers.
An inspector should examine the structure of the home, making sure that the skeleton of the home is secure and can stand up to nature’s elements. The structure of the home should include the skeleton, foundation, and framing.
The inspector should also look at the exterior of…
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