About Home Inspections for Homes and Condos on 30a
One of the steps that is most common in the process of buying or selling a home is the home inspection. Home inspections are ordered and paid for by the buyer and are typically done within the first 2 weeks of a signed contract. In most contracts, there is a contingency placed in the terms of purchase that give the buyer the right to cancel the contract if the home inspection finds issues that cannot be easily or quickly remedied.
Home Inspections when buying a 30a home or condo. In all real estate transactions, the home inspection is one of the biggest hurdles a seller will face in order to reach a successful closing. It has been our experience that most contracts fall apart due to financing problems or the home inspection. There usually isn’t much you, as a seller, can do about financing problems but there are things you can do to make the home inspection a more positive step in the process.
The single biggest deal killer in any inspection is mold. Even the word “mold” being used in any conversation or report immediately changes the mind set of a buyer. It is critical for a homeowner to make the effort to insure that the structure being sold is free from water leaks/intrusion and any mold that may result from it. We encourage homeowners to be forthcoming about the possibility of mold and we recommend remedial action before the buyer hires their inspector. Other areas to be most concerned about would be AC/Heating units, the overall condition of the roof , any wood rot/termite damage and a look under the house when there is crawl space that will allow access. A seller, by paying for a pre-inspection inspection, is doing one of the best things they can do to ensure that the process does not get stalled out or worse and the sale falls apart. These inspections can usually be done for a few hundred dollars and while the inspector is there he/she will be happy to check electrical, plumbing, windows etc. and eliminate the worry of what the buyers inspector might find.