817-907-3035 is the only number you need for your home inspections and termite inspections
Your lender may require a pest inspection to make sure your new home is free of termites and other wood destroying insects. If the pest report mentions active or previous infestation the lender will usually want treatment and or repairs done to the property before you can obtain the lone. If infestation is severe the lender may want you to obtain a structural engineers report for the soundness of the structure. Fact is, neither of those inspections takes the place of a home inspection that examines the condition of the house and its components.
A home inspector evaluates the structure of the home, and gives feedback about other systems such as the roof, plumbing, electrical system, heating and air conditioning units, insulation, doors, windows and more.
Home inspections are an extra expense and usually optional, so do you really need one? Yes. Money might be tight for closing, but try to imagine moving in and finding out that the air conditioning unit isn't capable of cooling the house, or that portions of the electrical system are substandard, or that the chimney needs immediate repairs.
First, your offer to purchase should have included a detailed statement regarding your rights to a home inspection. The standard contract used by real estate agents may give you the right to back out of a contract if a home inspection uncovers more problems than you are willing to deal with. If it does not, the wording should be added in the form of a contingency.
Don't assume the seller will make every repair you ask for. They may refuse to make any repairs at all. Read your contract carefully before signing it so that you understand the rights and obligations of all parties. Never rely on a verbal agreement--agreements must be in writing to be valid.
Evaluate your new home. Experienced inspectors have seen hundreds, or even thousands, of homes and have the routine down-pat. They know exactly what to look for, including all the little quick-fix tricks.
Some people truly do have a friend or family member who can perform an inspection. But even though your brother may have some building experience he may not have the equipment or expertise required to do a thorough evaluation of the home. What if he misses a major problem? Will it create hard feelings within the family?
So much in love that you're ignoring problems? An inspector takes a clinical look at the house. You'll get only the facts, and that's what you need to make decisions about going forward with the purchase. If you don't really care what problems you might run into, go ahead. You're the only one who can determine how much time, energy and money you can devote to the house. But keep in mind that an inspection that uncovers safety issues can help you prioritize repairs.
Maybe in a perfect world. New construction is highly regulated with national and local codes. Even with that statement I will tell you, concerns are found on all new construction inspections. Some of these concerns are minor and some are major or will become major over time.
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Contact: Tammy Elliott
Fort Worth Home Inspection Service
The cities and towns listed below are areas where we offer Home inspections to. These cities are not the limit to our reach. We offer home inspections of Dalls, Tarrant, Parker, Denton, Collin, Johnson, Denton, Ellis and Wise Counties.