encourages all buyers to attend the inspection
and allow the inspector to explain and discuss
the findings of the inspection as well as answer
your questions regarding home maintenance and
repair. All this combined with the seller's
disclosure and what you notice yourself makes
the experience even more overwhelming.
should you do? ... Relax. Most of your inspection
will be maintenance recommendations, life
expectancies, new building code versus old
code issues, and minor imperfections. These
are nice to know about. However, the issues
that really matter will fall into four categories:
* Major defects. An example of this would
be a structural or foundation failure.
* Things that lead to major defects. A small
roof-flashing leak, for example.
* Things that may hinder your ability to finance,
legally occupy, or insure the home or real
* Safety hazards, such as electrical concerns.
in these categories should be addressed. Often
a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively
to protect both life and your real estate
of structural defects