Real estate offers are often subject to the outcome of a home inspection. It is a critical step in the buying process, and something that every potential buyer should take very seriously.
While some buyers primary interest in getting a home inspection may be to satisfy a requirement set by their mortgage lender, it is important to understand why a professional home inspection is worth the cost and can save you tens of thousands of dollars and heartache down the road.
For most families in the Tulsa area, buying a home is the biggest expense they will ever make.
A home Inspection, conducted by a licensed home inspector, is a very important step in protecting this major investment from unknown threats.
A home inspection is a very detailed look at the structures on a specific property. Home inspections typically include:
- An inspection of the home’s heating system and central air conditioning;
- An inspection of the home’s interior plumbing and electrical systems;
- An inspection of the home’s roof, attic and any visible insulation;
Home inspections also take a very detailed look at the home’s walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, in addition to inspecting the home’s foundation, basement and other structural components.
A home inspector’s report will give you a clear understanding of the condition of the property being inspected and will point out any areas of concern, which will require repair or attention beyond what is typical in maintaining a home.
Home inspectors play an important role in giving prospective real estate buyers an unbiased understanding of the property they are considering, and help protect buyers and lenders from expensive surprises that might change their level if interest in a property.
Because of the important work home inspectors do, according to the American Society of Home Inspectors, more than 30 states require home inspectors to be licensed, including Oklahoma.
The work home Oklahoma licensed inspectors do is extremely important in protecting the investment’s.
Tulsa area families make in real estate properties each and every year and is why when you’re selecting a home inspector to review a property that you’re considering purchasing, it is important that you work with a trusted professional, who can give you a good understanding of what to expect.
Parker Inspections is a family owned home inspection business that provides families and businesses with property evaluations on everything from home inspections to commercial property inspections.