As a Portland Home Inspector there are many requirements that the state and affiliations require for me to keep up with. As a certified, licensed, bonded and insured Portland Home Inspector, I will examine the foundation, roof, attic, and the installed systems (plumbing, electrical, HVAC). Using state-of-the-art software, I’ll provide you with a robust and comprehensive report, complete with full color digital photos. (Portland Home Inspector, Oregon)
Be sure you’re making the right decision for you and your family by accompanying me on a full Home Inspection where you will be educated on the condition, operation, and maintenance involved for your new home.
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Why a Buyer Needs a Home Inspection
A home inspection gives the buyer more detailed information about the overall condition of the home prior to purchase. In a home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an in-depth, unbiased look at your potential new home to:
- Evaluate the physical condition: structure, construction, and mechanical systems;
- Identify items that need to be repaired or replaced; and
- Estimate the remaining useful life of the major systems, equipment, structure, and finishes.
Appraisals are Different from Home Inspections
An appraisal is different from a home inspection. Appraisals are for lenders; home inspections are for buyers. An appraisal is required to:
- Estimate the market value of a house;
- Make sure that the house meets FHA minimum property standards/requirements; and
- Make sure that the property is marketable.
FHA Does Not Guarantee the Value or Condition of your Potential New Home
If you find problems with your new home after closing, FHA can not give or lend you money for repairs, and FHA can not buy the home back from you. That is why it is so important for you, the buyer, to get an independent home inspection. Ask a qualified home inspector to inspect your potential new home and give you the information you need to make a wise decision.
Be an Informed Buyer
It is your responsibility to be an informed buyer. Be sure that what you buy is satisfactory in every respect. You have the right to carefully examine your potential new home with a qualified home inspector. You may arrange to do so before signing your contract, or may do so after signing the contract as long as your contract states that the sale of the home depends on the inspection.