- How do I order a home inspection?
- Who should have a home inspection?
- What is included in a home inspection?
- What if the inspection uncovers problems?
- Why can't I have a family member or
someone who is very handy or a contractor, inspect my new home?
- Why does a buyer need a home inspection?
Call the office of Maryland Home
Inspection Services at 410-515-3838 and provide them with the following information: Square footage of
the house (if known), location, number of bathrooms, and date you would like the
inspection performed. Inspections are available 7 days a week.
Everyone investing their
hard earned money in a home! You could save thousands of dollars by
having your home inspected by Maryland Home Inspection Services.
Additionally, most sellers would benefit from having their home
inspected before it is listed to identify any major defects that could
affect the value of the house. Remember, the true cost of a house is the
purchase price plus the costs for
upgrading substandard, deteriorated, or malfunctioning components.
standard home inspector's report will review the condition of the home's
heating system, central air conditioning system (temperature
permitting), interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic,
and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the
foundation, basement, and visible structure.
Your offer to purchase
should include a detailed statement regarding your rights to a home
inspection. The standard contract used by real estate agents may give
you the right to back out of a contract if a home inspection uncovers
more problems than you are willing to deal with. If it does not, the
wording should be added in the form of a contingency.
This is the biggest
mistake many potential new homeowners make when purchasing a home.
Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are
not trained or experienced at professional home inspections.
Professional home inspection is a unique skill like no other.
Professional inspectors get what we call an inspector’s instinct for
problems. That instinct takes extensive training and lots of experience
doing inspections to develop. Many contractors, and other trades
professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes
when they make a purchase.
A home inspection gives the buyer more
detailed information than an appraisal--information you need to make a
wise decision. In a home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an
in-depth, unbiased look at your potential new home to:
Evaluate the physical
condition: structure, construction, and mechanical systems.
Identify items that need
to be repaired or replaced.
Estimate the remaining
useful life of the major systems, equipment, structure, and finishes.