What to Expect During a Home Inspection in Fremont, Pleasanton, San Jose, by Clyde Brown, Fremont, Pleasanton, San Jose Real Estate Expert
A home inspection is one of the first investments a buyer makes in a property. The purpose of a home inspection is to check out the home for potential problems before the buyer purchases the home. Many real estate purchase offers contain a home inspection contingency clause.
A typical home inspection can last up to three hours. The home inspector makes a thorough examination of the accessible areas and systems of the property. The fee for a home inspection in the Fremont, Pleasanton, San Jose area covers a standard list of items. If additional tests are requested or required, an extra charge may apply. A radon test is an example of an additional test. For a detailed list of home tests contact Clyde Brown, of Legacy Real Estate & Associates at [Profile cell_phone].
A home inspector will take you through the home step-by-step, pointing out potential and necessary repairs. This information can be invaluable when negotiating the purchase price of the home. The inspection also gives the buyer a fantastic opportunity to become familiar with the details of the systems of the home.
The standard systems of the home to be inspected include the structure, electric, heating/air conditioning, and plumbing systems.
The framing and foundation of the home is considered the structure. The heating and air conditioning system will be tested during the inspection. The vent systems will also be examined.
The plumbing system will be tested including all fixtures and faucets. Drains and plumbing vent systems will be inspected. If the home has a sump pump, it too will be tested.
In addition to the standard systems, the home inspector will inspect all accessible areas of the home including the exterior, interior and basement of the home.
The exterior inspection includes the roof, foundation, doors, decks, balconies, porches, and any walkways or driveways leading toward the entrance of the home.
The interior inspection includes walls, ceilings, floors, stairways and railings, basement, doors and windows. Additionally, the home inspector will test major kitchen appliances such as the oven, stovetop, and microwave oven.
After the inspection you will receive a comprehensive report and supplemental material. This educational material is often in the form of a book or binder. The report will list any issues uncovered during the inspection.
Legacy Real Estate & Associates recommends hiring a professional home inspector. Contact Clyde Brown at Clyde@ClydeBrownHomes.com or 510-371-4237 for a list of home inspection companies in Fremont, Pleasanton, San Jose. This article is a brief overview of the benefits of a home inspection. For more information about what to expect during a home inspection please feel free to contact me.
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