Buying an Orange County home is exciting but sometimes it’s easy for homebuyers forget to be a part of the most important part of the home buying process, which is the home inspection.
Why is the home inspection important? Should you make an effort to be a part of it even if it means driving out of your way or fighting traffic to be there?
The answers to both questions are yes. Let’s break down the home inspection process and provide you with tips that you can use to ask knowledgeable questions and be a part of the home inspection process from start to finish.
Be Ready To Get Your Hands Dirty
When the day your home inspection arrives, make sure that you arrive early and get ready to play an active part of the home inspection process by actively inspecting every feature of the home like cabinets, closets, attic spaces, flooring, plumbing, insulation, electrical and roofing.
Since you’re paying for the home inspection don’t hesitate to ask questions and point out areas of the home that you’re concerned about because, many times a home buyer can point out potential problem areas that the inspector may have missed.
Make Sure Your Get A Pest Report
Although we may not have to worry about termites or other pests in Orange County, that may be common in other parts of the country, it’s still important to get a pest report for your home to make sure that your home doesn’t suffer from fungus which can cause wood rot and other problems in any home.
Can’t Make Your Home Inspection?
Sometimes it’s not always possible for the home buyer to make their inspection due to a variety of reasons. If you’re not able to be there when your home inspection day arrives make sure to schedule a phone conference with your home inspector because, this will still enable you to ask questions and address any concerns that your home inspector may have after the home inspection.
To learn more questions to ask your home inspector or to view the latest Orange County homes for sale, contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling (949) 272-0125.