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If you are buying a house for the first time you may have a lot of questions that need answering so, we decided to help you out by answering some common home inspection questions. Here they are:

The first and most obvious question is, what is the purpose of a home inspection? A home inspection is designed to help you find out the real condition of the property you intend to buy. Many issues cannot be discovered by a simple walkthrough of the home, so the home inspector performs a thorough examination with the purpose of finding any hidden problems that may affect whether you decide to purchase the property or not.

How long does a home inspection take? There are a few factors that will determine the exact length of time it will take to complete the home inspection, such as the size and location of the property but, in general, it should take around 3 hours. If you have a home inspection carried out that takes significantly less time than that, try to find out why as it may not have been as thorough as it should be.

Is it important to be there for the inspection? While you do not have to be present for the home inspection you may find it beneficial. The home inspector can point out areas of the house that may need attention and it will also be a good way to get to know the home better like locations of important appliances, etc. Even if you can’t be present the entire time, being there for some of it will still be helpful.

How can you find the right home inspector? Choose an InterNACHI certified home inspector. This will provide you with a high level of home inspection service and ensure the job is done thoroughly and honestly. Never skimp on the home inspection as it could be the difference between a good investment or a bad one.

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