For Your Protection Get A Home Inspection
Why a Buyer Needs a Home Inspection - A home inspection gives the buyer detailed objective information about the condition of a home -- information you need to make a wise decision. In a home inspection, a qualified home inspector takes an in-depth, unbiased look at your potential new home to:
evaluate the physical and mechanical systems and major components
report on those systems and components that are not functioning properly, are significantly deficient, unsafe, or are near the end of their service lives,
make recommendations to correct, or monitor for future correction, the deficiencies reported.
Appraisals are Different from Home Inspections Appraisals are for lenders; home inspections are for buyers - The lender does an appraisal for three reasons:
to estimate the value of a house
to make sure that the house meets minimum property standards
to make sure that the house is marketable
Lenders do not Guarantee the Value or Condition of Your Home - If you find problems with your new home after closing, the lender or bank will not give or lend you money for repairs, and will not buy the home back from you. That's why it's so important for you, the buyer, to get an independent home inspection. Ask a qualified home inspector to inspect your potential new home and provide for you the information you need to make a wise decision.
What Goes into a Home Inspection - A home inspection gives the buyer an impartial, physical evaluation of the overall condition of the home and items that need to be repaired or replaced. The inspection gives a detailed report on the condition of the
exterior, roofing, plumbing,
insulation and ventilation,
Be an Informed Buyer It is your responsibility to be an informed buyer - Be sure that what you buy is satisfactory in every respect. You have the right to carefully examine your potential new home with a qualified home inspector. You may arrange to do so before signing your contract, or may do so after signing the contract as long as your contract states that the sale of the home is contingent upon the inspection.
HOME INSPECTORS IN NEW YORK STATE:
Must be licensed by the NYS Department of State to perform home inspections
Shall comply with the Home Inspector Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice under the law.
Recommended Home Inspectors
Tom Tyler/Dan Hager
Tyler Home Inspections
My Home & Property Services
HomeTeam Inspection Service