Yesterday’s blog post was “I found a house I like. When should I do inspections?” Today we’re covering what inspections buyers can have done on their property.
When purchasing a home, most buyers have some sort of inspection done on the property. Whether you are purchasing a newly built home, or a home built in 1900, it is always smart to have inspections done because they aid the buyer in knowing the condition of the property and ensure the property is suited for the buyer’s intended use.
There are three basic inspections buyers can have done: a home inspection, a pest inspection, and a radon inspection/test.
- According to the American Society of Home Inspectors a home inspection is “an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation.”
- According to wisegeek.com a pest inspection is “an inspection of a facility conducted for the purpose of identifying pests such as insects and rodents.”
- According to About.com radon is “a colorless, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that’s formed during the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water… Health officials have determined that radon gas is a carcinogen that can cause lung cancer.”