Buying Your Home - Home Inspections & Warranties
Do I need a home inspection?
YES. It is highly recommended. Buying a home "as is" is a risky
proposition. Major repairs on homes can amount to thousands of dollars.
Plumbing, electrical, HVAC and roof problems represent significant and complex systems
that are expensive to fix.
How do I find a home inspector?
We The David Team is one source. Inspectors are also listed on line as well as in the yellow pages. You can ask for referrals
from friends. Ask for the inspectors credentials, such as contractor's license, insurance, engineering certificate (if any).
What's a home inspection? A home inspection is when a paid
professional inspector -- often a contractor or an engineer -- inspects the
home, searching for defects or other problems that might plague the owner later
on. The inspector usually represent the buyer and is paid by the buyer. The inspection
usually takes place after a purchase contract between buyer and seller has been
signed and within the time frame provided for in the contract. The inspection may and probably should include wind mitigation inspection; a Termite and WDO inspection; a well inspection (if the home is so equipped); a septic tank inspection (if the home is so equipped), a flood plane verification; and possibly other inspections depending on the property itself.