Why You Need a Home Inspection

Buying a home is one of the most important purchases you will make in your lifetime, so you should be sure that the home you want to buy is in good condition.

A home inspection is an evaluation of a home’s condition by a trained expert.

During a home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an in-depth and impartial look at the property you plan to buy. The inspector will:

1.  Evaluate the physical condition
An in-depth review of the structure, construction integrity and mechanical systems.

2.  Identify items that should be repaired or replaced.

3.  Estimate the remaining useful life of the major systems
(such as electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning)

The home inspector does not
estimate the value of the house!

After the inspection is complete, you will receive a written report of the findings from the home inspector, usually within five to seven days. This brochure is primarily for homebuyers that buy their homes with the help of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance programs.

All homebuyers can benefit from the information in this brochure to understand the difference between home inspections and appraisals, the benefits of home inspections, how to find a qualified inspector, and the importance of radon testing.