Purchasing a home is likely the largest investment you will ever make. A home’s hidden or obvious damage not only affects property value but can also affect your fiscal and physical health down the road.
A buyer’s inspection is initiated by the home-buyer usually as a contingency to the final close of a real estate sale. These types of inspections are designed to give a more detailed look into the property that you may not notice during a walk through. The inspection covers such things as wiring, plumbing and roofing and is intended to allow the buyer to have a much better understanding of the condition of the home.
A seller’s inspection is initiated by the property owner usually prior to listing the property. It helps the seller to determine what systems and structures of the property need repair. More importantly, it helps the seller and the seller’s agent to accurately represent the home by disclosing damage to prospective buyers.
Thermal image scanning technology is now being used to evaluate residential and commercial structures. As a non-invasive testing tool it can quickly help discern where there are suspected issues. This can help to limit the areas where time consuming further evaluation and destructive discovery is needed.