Why have a home inspection?
A professional home inspection provides a client with a visual, and functional, assessment of their home or potential home. This comprehensive analysis offers information on key factors such as safety, structural integrity, and functional condition of the home’s key systems. The process is similar to having a mechanic inspect / assess the condition of a new car prior to purchase. With such a large investment at stake, an inspection can provide vital information assisting a client with the current condition, and maintenance of their home in the future, at a relatively low cost.
A thorough inspection covers all aspects of the home as required by current Oregon Home Inspector standards ( https://www.oregon.gov/CCB/Documents/pdf/Home%20Inspector%20Standards.pdf ). This includes / requires a complete assessment of the roof, attic, and crawlspace of the home, which may often contain many hidden concerns. When choosing your inspector, utilize similar tools that your would normally use when choosing a contractor, such as experience, education, communication, and most importantly attention to detail. It is always a good idea to be onsite for the inspection, or at least to go over summary findings, as seeing the concerns in person can often be more valuable than an on-line or paper report. After receiving the report, go over the findings with your real estate broker to help determine the priority of repairs recommended by the inspector. Information is extremely valuable, and your home inspection should assist in making your new home purchase, or sale, a more confident and knowledgeable decision.
Bend Home Inspections, LLC
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