Getting a home inspection is an important step in the home buying process.
- Identify potential problems: A home inspector can identify any potential problems with the home such as structural issues, electrical problems, plumbing issues, or a leaky roof. This can save you money and prevent headaches down the road.
- Negotiate repairs: If the home inspector finds any issues, you can use the report to negotiate repairs or a lower price with the seller.
- Safety concerns: A home inspection can uncover any safety concerns, such as gas leaks and mold, which could be harmful to you and your family.
- Peace of mind: Knowing that you are making an informed decision and that you have a clear understanding of the condition of the property.
Home Energy Score
A Home Energy Score provides an energy efficiency rating for a home, similar to a miles per gallon rating for vehicle or nutrition facts on a food product. It uses a standardized tool to assess a homes structure, heating and cooling systems, and other energy-related features to produce an efficiency score.
As of July 1, 2023, all homes publicly listed in Bend must include a Home Energy Score report. This will allow homebuyers to compare the efficiency of homes as they are considering their purchase, and have information about cost-effective upgrades once they purchase a home.
The goal of a commercial property inspections such as office buildings, retail spaces, warehouses, and other commercial real estate, is to provide the client with the information they need to enter into transaction negotiations with as much power in their possession as possible. In negotiations, knowledge and documentation are power.
- Identifying potential problems: Including structural issues, electrical problems, plumbing issues, or problems with the HVAC system. This can save you money and prevent headaches down the road.
- Ensure compliance: Ensure that the property is compliant with local building codes, safety regulations, and accessibility requirements.
- Protect your investment: Identify any issues that could impact the property’s value or safety.
- Negotiate repairs: Use the report to negotiate repairs or a lower price with the seller.
- Liability protection: Protect you from potential liability by identifying safety hazards or potential problems that could result in lawsuits or other legal issues.
In this competitive real estate market, some homeowners want to ensure their property is free of issues before they put it on the market and will make repairs using their inspection report as a baseline reference.
- Identify potential problems: This can give you the opportunity to address these issues before listing your property, potentially increasing its value and making it more attractive to potential buyers.
- Avoid surprises: By knowing about any issues with the home upfront, you can prepare for them and avoid unexpected delays or costs during the sale.
- Better pricing strategy: By understanding the condition of the property and any necessary repairs, you and your agent can price your home accordingly.
- Faster sale: This can reduce the chances of the sale falling through due to unexpected issues that are discovered during the buyer’s inspection.
During a thermal imaging real estate inspection, a professional inspector will use a thermal imaging camera to scan the interior and exterior of the property. The camera will produce a visual image of the property that highlights areas of temperature variation. These variations can be indicative of issues such as water leaks, insulation deficiencies, and electrical problems.
- Home Inspections: A thermal imaging inspection can identify issues in a home that may not be visible to the naked eye. This includes issues such as air leaks, moisture intrusion, and insulation deficiencies.
- Energy Audits: A thermal imaging inspection can help identify areas of energy loss in a home or building. This can help to identify opportunities for energy savings and improve overall energy efficiency.
- Electrical Inspections: Thermal imaging can be used to identify overheating components and electrical faults, which can help prevent electrical fires and other hazards.
- Commercial Inspections: Thermal imaging can be used to identify issues in large commercial buildings, including moisture intrusion, air leaks, and insulation deficiencies.
- Roof Inspections: Thermal imaging can be used to identify areas of a roof that may be damaged or leaking, which can help to prevent further damage and improve overall roof performance.
One Year Builder Warranty Inspection
A builder warranty inspection is an inspection of a new home that is conducted before the builder warranty expires.
- Identify construction defects: Such as faulty wiring, plumbing issues, or structural problems, that may be covered under the builder’s warranty. By identifying these issues early, you can ensure that they are addressed before the warranty expires.
- Peace of mind: Knowing that your new home has been thoroughly inspected and any issues have been addressed.
- Save money: By identifying any issues that may be covered under the builder’s warranty. By addressing these issues before the warranty expires, you can avoid paying for repairs out of pocket.
- Negotiate repairs: Negotiate with the builder for any necessary repairs or replacements that are covered under the warranty.
Home Maintenance Inspection
A home maintenance inspection is an inspection of a home that is conducted for the purpose of identifying any maintenance issues or potential problems.
- Preventive maintenance: Identify any potential maintenance issues before they become major problems. By addressing these issues early, you can avoid costly repairs down the road.
- Increase safety: Identify any safety hazards such as electrical or plumbing issues, faulty wiring, or loose handrails. By addressing these hazards, you can make your home safer for you, your family and guests.
- Save money: Identifying any potential problems that could result in costly repairs. By addressing these issues early, you can avoid more expensive repairs or replacements.
- Improve energy efficiency: Identify any areas of the home that are not energy efficient, such as windows, doors, or insulation. By making these improvements, you can save money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
Wood Destroying Organism Inspection
A wood destroying organism inspection is an inspection of a home or property to determine if there are any wood-destroying organisms present, such as termites, carpenter ants, or wood-boring beetles.
- Identify potential damage: Identify any potential damage caused by termites or other wood-destroying organisms. By identifying this damage early, you can address the issue and prevent further damage to your home.
- Protect your investment: Your home is likely one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, and a wood destroying organism inspection can help protect that investment. By identifying any potential damage, you can take steps to protect your home and prevent further damage.
- Required by lenders: In some cases, lenders may require a wood destroying organism inspection before approving a mortgage. By getting this inspection done early, you can avoid any potential delays in the mortgage approval process.
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