Home purchases can be a daunting endeavor, particularly if you are a first-time home buyer. We are here to ease that process and provide you with peace of mind. If you are the purchaser, we recommend a buyer inspection. As an experienced home inspection company, we have hundreds of hours of experience across New York State.
Most buyer inspections are conducted after an offer has been made, during the due diligence, and prior to closing. We will work with you on your schedule to afford you enough time to read your report thoroughly and understand any issues which have been uncovered. We will also make recommendations within each report for remediation and rate each issue by importance. In other words, we will define the gravity of the problem and recommend a time table for remediation. You will know whether the problem needs to be addressed as soon as possible or it’s a minor issue able to wait.
We recommend you attend your buyer inspection and that you ask questions of your inspector. He will be happy to answer them and before the end of the inspection, you will receive a verbal report onsite from him. Once you receive your written buyer’s inspection, we strongly recommend you read through the report carefully before you sit down to finalize any negotiation with the property seller. You may want to return to seller to re-negotiate your offer based on the findings of your buyer’s inspection.
TYPES OF INSPECTIONS FOR BUYERS:
We offer several types of inspections which could be appropriate for a buyer.
A standard home inspection will mostly likely be the type of inspection you will need as the home seller – whether you are purchasing a condo/coop in a multi-family dwelling or a single-family home. Our inspectors are experienced and certified in both types of inspections. They also have the latest technology and tools to conduct any inspection, including specialty inspections such as forensic thermal, septic/cesspool, and moisture testing among others.
The standard home inspection is one of our most common for buyers. It will evaluate the home from foundation to rooftop including interiors and exteriors accessible to the inspector. He will also evaluate all of the homes built-in appliances and major systems such as plumbing and electrical.
Depending on the property, and any family considerations or sensitivities such as allergies or asthma, you might want to consider specialized inspections including mold, asbestos or lead testing. Further specialized testing can be warranted if a general home inspection were to uncover certain serious issues such as foundation or structural damage.
We also recommend termite inspections although you will find that many, if not most, lenders today require termite inspections. We also recommend ongoing annual termite inspections. An annual inspection by one of our qualified inspectors will help detect any infestation before it’s too late!
AFTER THE BUYER’S INSPECTION:
If the report indicates the dwelling is in relatively good shape, you know that you are able to proceed with the transaction. However, if the inspection were to uncover any issues, you are now a position to proceed with appropriate next steps. Some buyers will opt to renegotiate their initial offer while others simply choose to make the minor repairs themselves. It will depend on the individual transaction and your realtor will be able to guide your decision.
If you live in the Suffolk County, NY or Nassau County, NC areas and are in need of a buyer inspection, please contact us today