Home Inspection Process

During the contingency period, your real estate agent will order a physical home inspection as specified in your purchase agreement.  This may help you determine what kind of property inspections you feel are desired or necessary.  Your real estate agent will help you arrange for these.


Who Pays?

Your purchase agreement will specify who is responsible for the costs of inspections and for making any needed corrections or repairs.  The cost is negotiable between the parties and should be considered carefully.  Your real estate agent will advise you what is customary and prudent.

Structural Pest Control Process

A licensed inspector will examine the property for any active infestation by wood destroying organisms and conditions likely to cause damage if left untreated.

Home Inspection

This inspection encompasses roof, plumbing, electrical, heating, appliances, water heater, furnace, exterior siding, and other visible features of the property.  A detailed report will be written with recommendations, often times the recommendation is to consult a professional.  The inspection fee is usually paid by the buyer.


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For help finding your new home and/or questions about the home buying process, contact:

William Morris

RE/MAX Omni Consultants