A Guide to Home Inspections According to definition, a home inspection is the act of examining the physical structures and systems of a home; it gives a detailed ‘photo’ of the current condition of the home. The aim of a home inspection is to determine risk when buying a new home; but the inspector cannot stop those risks and cannot predict future happenings due to a change in the habitation. What is included in the inspection is potential safety and health issues, and areas in need of repair. The inspectors in Texas are required to be licensed by the TREC (Texas Real Estate Commission), must comply with the TREC standards of practice whenever an inspection is done in the home of a potential buyer or seller of a one-to-four residential home. Remember that the inspector does not need to move any object or furniture inside the home. Hence, it is a must that you clear out of objects the major components of the home before the inspection. The inspector will then record which objects were inspected (I), not inspected (NI), not present (NP), or/and deficient (D). The most common deficiencies will include water penetration, damage, material distress, deterioration, inoperability, unsuitable installation and missing parts. The objects in the report does not require the seller or buyer to do the fixing. The people who signed the contract will be the only ones to decide whether they will fix the deficiencies or not. Please never forget that some items will have something to do with safety issues and building codes; but only a few homes will comply to it. Home inspection fees There will be factors that can affect how much your home inspection will cost; age of the house, its size, particular features of the house and possible option systems detected.
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It will usually cost you $250 to $400 for a home inspection and additional fees for optional services like the:swimming pool, lawn sprinkler system, hot tubs, spas, outdoor cooking equipment, outbuildings, private water wells, gas supply systems, whole house vacuum systems septic systems and other built in appliances. You should not depend on the possible costs as the sole decision maker as to get a home inspection or not. Is it possible for a home to fail the inspection? Definitely no, because it is an examination only of the current condition of the house. A rating of ‘fail’ or ‘pass’ is not issued. When is the best time for a home inspection?
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If the purchase contract is signed, a home inspection can already proceed. That way, you will be able to determine problems the soonest and arrange with the owner if he will shoulder the repair. Remember that each of these will have to happen during your option period.