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Property Condition: What To Expect During The Home Inspection Process

The Home Inspection Process
For the buyer’s approval, most sellers are required by law to complete a Transfer Disclosure Statement. In this form, the seller discloses known defects regarding the home’s condition. Any items in the home that are not adequately functioning, known neighborhood nuisances, and a variety of other things that may be of concern to the buyer.

Harb & Co. strongly recommends that you have a home inspector conduct a thorough investigation of your property. We also urge you to attend the inspection with us. This way, you can understand the findings and have any questions answered. The approximate inspection time varies depending upon the size of the home. The home inspection process is relatively straightforward. The purpose of this inspection is to give you a professional opinion of the home. The inspector will provide you with a written report as to the condition of the property. This should include a list of items that are not correctly working, many will be unimportant, but some may be very important.

In addition to the home inspector, you may elect to hire additional inspectors or specialists to inspect the fireplaces, foundation, sewer/septic, roof, and or pool. Tell your home inspector or us if you have any concerns regarding these items.

You may make a written request to the seller to correct any defects which are unacceptable to you. But remember, no home is perfect. Not even a new one, and often the condition of a home reflects the price paid. Frequently, sellers will live with minor problems in a house for years and may be unwilling to correct some of the “little things.” If you and the seller cannot agree, you may cancel the escrow.

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