What's the home inspection report saying about the home your buying?
In my opinion knowing what issues to worry about of what comes up on your home inspection report is one of the most important parts of the whole home buying process. Although I always encourage the home buyer to show up during the home inspection sometimes it's just not possible. I get it people today have very busy schedules.. That's the reason I'm going to explain what issues I would worry about the most. This will help you when it's time to negotiate what items you would like repaired or replaced. Please follow the slides to gain very valuable information that is crucial for any home buyer especially first-time home buyers.
First issues to focus on are safety items found at the home inspection
The majority of safety hazards will be located in the electrical sections of your home inspection report. The type of hazards could be life threatening. There can be electrocution risk along with fire risk. So it's very important that you pay close attention to the defects in this section. Hazards to you and your family trumps all other areas. The negotiation of all safety issues should be your top priority. Make sure you and your family are not another statistic and have these items repaired or replaced.
Now it's time to focus on costly items the home inspector found
The majority of home owners want to focus on cosmetic issues. Unless that's all your home inspection report is made up of than this is not the way to go. If I were buying the home this is exactly what items I would focus on. The roof, foundation, HVAC system, Plumbing, electrical, and any structural failures. If any of these items need repairs or replacement it has the potiential to cost you thousands of dollars.