Home Inspections

Home Inspection

You’ve found your dream home, and you can’t wait to move in! Your next step is to schedule a home inspection. A home inspection identifies potential problems, often invisible to the untrained eye, that could turn your home-buying dream into a costly nightmare.

What Happens During a Home Inspection?

An inspection examines various elements of a home to ensure that they are in good working order and structurally sound. According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, a complete home inspection should assess:

  • The interior and exterior structure.
  • The foundation.
  • The basement or crawl space.
  • Roofing.
  • Insulation.
  • The general condition of ceilings and interior walls.
  • The general condition of doors, door frames, floors and windows.
  • HVAC systems.
  • Interior electrical systems.
  • Plumbing.
Does a Home Inspection Examine It All?

Your inspection might not assess certain aspects of your (hopefully) soon-to-be new home, but that does not mean that these aspects are less important. A typical home inspection usually doesn’t cover:

  • Chimneys.
  • Interior wall spaces.
  • Septic tanks.
  • Well pumps.
  • Additional structures on the property.

As a savvy buyer, you will want to have these parts of your potential home inspected separately. Your home inspector might include these areas in your inspection for an additional charge.

Your Investment Matters

A home is one of the most important investments you will make in your lifetime. A home inspection will give you the confidence that you are spending your money wisely. Contact Bronx Agents to learn the ins and outs of scheduling a home inspection.