About Home Inspections
The home inspection is a time in which you have to systematically and thoroughly evaluate the house in which you intend to purchase in great detail. In many cases, it takes up to 3 months to construct a single family residence. You have only a few hours to dissect it backwards. That is, from the outside in. Home inspections are the home buyers last line of defense between buying the home of their dreams and the money pit. For this reason, it’s imperative that you perform the inspection as best as you can, while you have the time.
Make sure you give yourself enough time
Make sure that you allow yourself ample time to complete your due diligence. As we stated, 3 hours is a good amount of time for around 1500 square feet following the DIY home inspection checklist. If you need more time, just ask your realtor who can then ask the seller if you can have additional time to complete your investigation.
Bring other inspectors with you
If you think you would like to have the chimney or sewer or roof inspected as an ancillary inspection, try to schedule these ancillary services at the same time that you will be there for your physical inspection. this way, you can view all of the information regarding the property at one time.