Buying a home in Orange County will be one of the most exciting experiences of your life but before you can buy a home you must first contact a licensed home inspector to have them thoroughly inspect the home from top to bottom.
In today’s post we will cover all of the things you need to be aware of so you can be ready for your first home inspection.
Step 1 – Where To Find A Home Inspector
When searching for a licensed home inspector it’s best to search online.
Before choosing any home inspector make sure you choose someone who is both experienced and has plenty of feedback online from their satisfied clients.
Step 2 – What Information To Provide The Home Inspector
When speaking with a licensed home inspector you should be prepared to provide them with the following information about the home you want to purchase including: foundation type, age of house, price of home, square feet of home and directions to the house.
Step 3 – Schedule A Day And Time You Can Attend
Always be prepared to attend the home inspection with your home inspector so you can accompany that individual during the inspection and learn more about the home.
It’s also important to contact your home inspector at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to attend the home inspection for any reason and have to cancel it.
Step 4 – Home Inspection Timeline
A thorough home inspection may take up to 3 hours from start to finish so be prepared to spend a good portion of your day at the house.
If the Orange County home you’re interested in purchasing has unusual equipment and or older systems like: HVAC or sump pump you may be required to schedule a separate appointment to have those other systems inspected.
For more information about what to expect during a home inspection contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling us at (949) 272-0125.