Category: Home Inspection.
If you’ve been thinking of buying or selling a Lubbock home, let me give you something else to think about… a home inspection!
A home inspection is a visual inspection of the structure and components of a home to find items that are not performing correctly or items that are unsafe. A Lubbock home inspector’s report will review the condition of the home’s heating and air conditioning systems, interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement, and visible structure. If a problem or a symptom of a problem is found, the Lubbock home inspector will include a description of the problem in a written report and may recommend further evaluation.
Why is a home inspection important? For Lubbock buyers, emotion often affects the buyer and makes it hard to imagine any problems with their prospective new home. A buyer needs the objective and professional opinion of a home inspector to discover all the problems possible with the Lubbock home. The inspection is usually done during the “option period”, a 7 to 10 day time frame included in the sales contract. The option period offers the Lubbock buyer an opportunity to negotiate with the seller for repairs or concessions on price if major defects are found, before the sale is final.
But, an inspection is not only beneficial to a Lubbock home-buyer; more and more home-sellers are choosing to have a thorough inspection when they list their Lubbock home. First and foremost, as a seller you should have a home inspection for full disclosure. You will have demonstrated that you did all you could do to reveal any defects within the home. And, you may save money and hassle by knowing up front what your defects are rather than being faced with costly repairs discovered on the buyer’s inspection. Defects found before the buyer comes along allow you to shop around for a Lubbock contractor and not deal with inflated estimates that a buyer will present. So, you could end up with more money in your pocket after closing!
A home inspection – it’s a GOOD thing!