Whether you are purchasing a home, about to sell yours or trying to keep up with basic maintenance to the home it is a great idea to get a general home inspection.
What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is a non invasive visual examination of the home’s major structure, systems and components that are visible and safely accessible.
Cosmos Inspections will then deliver a written report with HD photos of the inspectors’s findings and recommendations based on InterNACHI's Standards of Practice.
When Does a Home Inspection Happen During a Home Sale?
A general home inspection more often than not happens after a contract is signed between the buyer and seller of the property.
In the contract there is an agreed upon time frame known as the inspection period where the buyer may higher a licensed home inspector to complete the inspection. During this period, if the inspection reveals something that the buyer does not feel is acceptable the buyer can cancel the contract, often without losing the escrow deposit.
What Happens During a Home Inspection?
During a general home inspection the inspector will spend 2-4 hours on an averaged size home walking the entire interior and exterior of the property. The inspector will take note of all broken, defective or hazardous issues with the home.
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Who Should Be Present During the Home Inspection?
Although anyone involved in the transaction may attend the inspection, it is always recommended by Comsos that the party who scheduled the inspection, our client or their representative realtor, be present.
A home inspection report is a lengthy document and it may be easier to understand the main points when they are described in person.
*Safety note* please have pet’s secured!
What Do Home Inspectors Look For?
A home inspector is looking for any and all defects with the home, and trust we WILL find them. The major things we look for are:
Damaged Electrical System
Issues with the HVAC System
What Home Inspectors Do Not Look For
Cosmos inspections is not concerned with cosmetic issues or matters of taste, design(unless its a safety issue), or style. If it has nothing to do with safety, we will not report it.
If you would like to know more, feel free to reach out to the Cosmos team with any questions or concerns and we will be happy to walk you through it.