Why home inspections are a must?

The real estate market has suffered significant changes in the last decade or so, simply because the recent economical crisis has brought the real estate business almost to a full stop. However, things are are getting better and people have started once again buying or selling homes, apartments, offices, or any other buildings subject to the real estate market. Because of the increased request for buying or selling, home inspections have become more popular than ever.

The problem is that still, there are a lot of buyers out there that are clueless of how a home inspection should look like or why it is even important. Well, the first reason why home inspections should be performed with every purchase is that they give you the right to void a contract if serious problems have been found with the house. This is a powerful advantage for the buyer because it protects his money (first deposit).

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According to the ASHI (American Society of Home inspectors), a home inspection report is a professional and documented opinion of a home, based on an operational testing of the home’s components and systems, as well as a visual evaluation, in order to determine the home’s overall condition. All home inspections should include at least the following:

  • walls;
  • roof;
  • insulation;
  • doors;
  • plumbing;

  • electrical system;

  • landscape;

  • any outdoor areas;

  • foundation;

  • bathroom;

  • laundry;

  • water heater;

  • windows;

  • furnace;

  • air conditioning;

To be sure you’re getting a reliable and honest evaluation of the house you’re planning to buy, you have to hire a reliable home inspector. There are a lot of them, and they all come with good deals and great services. But how to choose the most trustworthy one? First start by asking for references from your real estate agents, real estate attorneys or loan officers. They are the most capable of pointing you in the right direction. Once you have a list of three or four favorites, do some research about each of them and make sure the one you choose is fully licensed and insured.

There are two major national trade organizations that can accredit an inspector. The ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) and NAHI(National Association of Home Inspectors). Make sure your home inspector is certified and in affiliation with at least one of them. For all resident of Dallas, TX and surrounded areas, entrust your home inspections to Dallas Semper Fi Home Inspections. They have been in business for a long period of time and have gained experience in performing a lot of home inspections in Dallas Metro Area, Arlington, Mansfield, Burleson, Crowley, Richland Hills, Keller, Bedford and South Lake. There is no other that knows this business field better than them. Call now at (682) 351-2267 to have your home checked by trustful and reliable inspector.