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3 Common Home Inspection Questions From First Time Buyers

If you are getting ready to buy your first home, or even if you are about to buy your forever home, you may have questions about how the inspection process works. It doesn’t help that you can research something online and end up with many different answers! Trident Inspection Group would like to set the record straight about some of the questions that may be swirling in your head concerning your upcoming home inspection. Here are the answers to three of the important questions you may have.

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1. Will the House Pass or Fail the Inspection?

There is no such thing as passing or failing a home inspection. The inspector will provide a non-invasive visual examination of the accessible areas of the home to identify any defects within specific systems and components. We will provide you with a comprehensive inspection report the day after the conclusion of your inspection, and then it is up to you to decide what to do with that information. Our job is to present you with the facts to make an informed decision, whatever that may be.

2. Is an Inspection the Same Thing as an Appraisal?

We have covered this in a previous article, but an inspection and an appraisal are separate items that serve different purposes. The inspection will identify potential defects or safety concerns with the home or property, whereas an appraisal will determine the property’s value. The appraiser bases their assessment on the location, size, age, and condition of the home and other comparable sales in the area. An inspector is only looking at the systems, structures, and other components of your home.

3. Should I Be Present During the Inspection?

A lot of first-time home buyers assume that they cannot be present during the inspection of the home they wish to buy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s a good idea to plan to be at the home during the inspection, and that way, you can ask the inspector any questions you may have about the home. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about your home and for the inspector to share some inspection findings in real-time.

Schedule Your Home Inspection Today

Trident Inspection Group understands that knowledge is power, and we would like to help you negotiate with confidence. We offer various inspection services, such as commercial inspections, sewer inspections, aging in place inspections, termite inspections, and more. Contact us today at (714) 332-6689 to request a quote. We serve residents throughout Orange County and the surrounding areas of California, including Los Angeles, Riverside, Anaheim, Mission Viejo, and Irvine.