Today, we’re going to answer the four major questions everyone asks us about Home Inspection.
1. What’s the purpose?
Quite simply, it’s to understand the condition of the property as of the time of the inspection for the time frame that the home was built in. It’s not a pass-fail kind of examination, it’s more of a conditional determination of the property for the buyer’s knowledge.
2. Who conducts it?
In Massachusetts, you need to use a licensed home inspector. They undergo rigorous training and licensing by the state, and you’ll definitely want that.
3. What is inspected?
Think any aspect of the home if it hasn’t been negotiated otherwise. Anything is open for inspection here in Massachusetts- it can be the roof, windows, siding, general characteristics; everything you can think of is open for inspection.
4. What happens with the results?
They’re used by the buyer to determine if they want to proceed with the purchase based upon understanding the overall condition of the home. Buyers will absolutely move forward with normal issues coming up, but certainly if there’s anything of major importance, it could cause a discussion between seller and buyer on how to best proceed together.
We hope that helps! If we can help you with a home sale or a home purchase, give us a call at 978-494-0346!
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