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How To Read A Home Inspection Report

How To Read A Home Inspection Report

  1. Start with reading your home inspection report summary page

The summary page is a brief overview of your home inspection report that describes the condition of your home and outlines areas of concern. The summary page reviews all major issues and other important features of your home inspection.

  1. Review areas of concern

If your summary page lists any areas of concern, start there before moving forward. The summary will typically tell you which page number the concerns are located on, so you can skip to the page you want to read from here.

  1. Read the entire home inspection report thoroughly

After reading the most important sections of your home inspection report that outline areas of concern, go over other pages. It is important that you read the entire report thoroughly to get a good understanding of your home’s condition.

  1. Ask questions

If you have any questions, reach out to your home inspector. This is especially important if you are doing a home inspection for the first time and are unfamiliar with the process.

  1. Determine how to proceed with home buying

Depending on the outcome of your home inspection, you can either proceed with your home buying or selling process or pause. If your home inspection report outlines specific areas of concern or calls for repairs, you must consult your realtor before moving forward.

  1. Schedule additional services

Remember, home inspectors are limited by laws regarding what services and advice they can provide. If your home inspection report calls for repairs, you will need to schedule additional services to take care of everything before you can buy or sell your home.

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