Home Inspections Help You Make Informed Decisions
Updated: Feb 22
What is the purpose of a home inspection?
When it comes to home inspections, many people have a hard time understanding the value or importance of having one. To some, it is seen as another process to further complicate and slow down the home buying process. Homebuyers and sellers sometimes view home inspections as unnecessary and sadly, some people prefer to opt-out of the home inspection altogether. But a home inspection provides the buyer with a third party perspective that can prove invaluable in making an informed decision.
What can I expect during a home inspection?
A home inspector conducts a professional examination of the house, inspecting and testing major components in the home. This inspection provides valuable information that can protect the buyer from potentially costly repairs. Shortly after the inspection, a home inspector creates a detailed report that lists what the inspector inspected and what issues were found. Additionally, a home inspection report includes other more specific recommendations on what to do about these problems. For example, the inspector may report an issue with the electrical panel, they would then suggest having a professional electrician review and repair the panel. Or there might be other recommendations and guidance that provide first-time homebuyers needed education about home maintenance. For example, the report could include comments informing a buyer about gutter and downspout maintenance.
The value of a home inspection
The home inspection and report equips the buyer to make an informed decision. Every home buyer is different, and some can handle more problems than others. To illustrate, the aforementioned electrical panel issue might not be a big deal if you’re a licensed electrician, however, a structural issue might be a big deal to that same electrician. If you are a first time home buyer, it is likely both of these issues would bother you. While the “fixer-up” is what some people are looking for, many want a home that is move-in ready. A home inspection can reveal problems that are present in a prospective home, helping you understand the true condition of your purchase. More than any other stage of the home buying process, the home inspection focuses on the needs of the buyer and the truth about the home.
What can Onega Inspection Services do for you?
Onega Inspection Services, LLC is based out of Westerly RI and serving Stonington CT, Mystic CT, and all the surrounding areas. Our experience in the home inspection industry ensures you receive a thorough home inspection with first-class service. We have simple, transparent home inspection pricing so you know exactly what you’re paying for. We utilize the latest in home inspection software with Spectora, which makes it easy for you to read and interpret your home inspection report. We look forward to working with you!