As a result of the hot housing market these past few years, potential buyers have often been in fierce competition with each other. Many have made offers tens of thousands of dollars over asking price, made all-cash offers, and waived the appraisal and/or home inspection contingencies to give them an edge in the seller’s market. As a home inspection company, we find the latter-most trend particularly troubling—but not just for business reasons. Let’s unpack why you shouldn’t waive a home inspection when purchasing a house.[Read more…]
What Does an Inspector Look for In A Swimming Pool?
If you are considering buying a home with a pool, although having this added feature is fun it also comes with a lot of responsibility. When you go to hire an inspector, it is important to note that you do have a pool that will also be a part of the inspection. It is vital that they are familiar with pumps, filters, and heaters of a pool. Here are a few different aspects of the inspection that your professional inspector will be looking at. [Read more…]