After choosing a home and after hiring your home inspector two things of importance are:
- Read the entire inspection report. Buying a home is a big deal so after you receive your report read every page. Most inspectors will have a comment attached to the items inspected if the item is old or damaged. Example: Furnace has standing water or rust in the cabinet. The furnace may be operating properly but the condition may mean you better budget for at least an HVAC company to certify its fine, or you may want to negotiate a price reduction to replace the furnace. Read the report.
- Show up and meet the home inspector. If your standing at the property the home inspector can point out concerns and be able to answer questions you may have. Home inspection reports usually have good details but being at the property and being able to ask questions is the best. If you don’t have experience in construction big problems may look small and often small problems look big. A report is smart, but meeting your inspector will allow you to ask questions and get answers while standing at the property.