What REALLY Matters in the Home Inspection Process:

Buying a home? The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite affect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a home inspection written report, checklist, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection.

LONG STAR SERVICES 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.

What 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 estate property.
* Safety hazards, such as electrical concerns.

Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and your real estate property investment.

Examples of structural defects

Final Home Inspection Advice:

Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during a home inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the home inspection report. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Don't kill your deal over things that don't matter. Allow LONG STAR SERVICES to help you to understand and prioritize these issues and concerns.


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