The home inspection also points out the positive aspects of a home, as well as the maintenance that will be necessary to keep it in good shape.Remember, no home is perfect. If major problems are found, your real estate broker will help you navigate through the process.

As a buyer, once you decide to make an offer on a home, it will usually be contingent upon a professional inspection of the entire property— including improvements. Home inspectors look beyond the cosmetics to make sure that the home’s general systems operate properly from the ground up.

The standard home inspector’s report will review the following systems of the home but not limited to:

  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Interior plumbing & electrical systems
  • Walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors
  • Foundation and basement
  • Visible structure
  • Cracks in cement walls
  • Water stains that indicate leakage
  • Indication of wood rot
  • The roof, attic and visible insulation