You have just accepted an offer on your house and, after weeks of cleaning, staging, and scheduling showings, you’re ready to get packing and get out of there! The hard part is over, right? Well, not necessarily. With an inspection and appraisal to plan for, the road to closing day can be a long one. If you prepare for your upcoming inspection with these simple “Dos and Don’ts” from your friends at America’s Choice Inspections, the inspection process will be smoother and less stressful.
Serious home defects can be easy to miss by the untrained eye. Most home inspectors have the tools and training to detect even the trickiest issues, but they are only human, and sometimes things get overlooked. Even the best inspectors will miss an item that was not visible during the inspection. The fact of the matter is, not all home inspectors are created equal. According to the experts at America’s Choice Inspections, there are five areas that could be missed at a home inspection.
If you are planning to buy a new house or you have just bought one, you are probably focused on having your offer accepted and making sure the sale goes through. With all of the stress of house showings and negotiating sale price, you might have overlooked one important step in the home buying process: the home inspection. Most home buyers hire a home inspector to investigate and analyze a new home before closing. It is important to know the condition of the home that you are buying so that you do not encounter surprise issues that will cost a lot of money and headaches to fix. Here are a couple of common issues that the inspectors at Americas Choice Inspections find during home inspections so you will know what to expect when it’s time for your inspection.
During a residential real-estate transaction, most people anticipate that a buyer will opt for a home inspection after they’re under contract. However, home inspections aren’t only for the buyer. At Americas Choice Inspections, our team recommends that sellers also consider a pre-listing home inspection for the following reasons.
Radon is one of those out-of-sight-out-of-mind topics. It’s not on many buyers’ radars for concern until it’s often too late. As the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States (according to the Environmental Protection Agency), radon levels should not go ignored during the home-buying process. Here’s what you gain by getting a radon inspection from our team at Americas Choice Inspections.
You want a home that will stand the test of time. In fact, one of the first things you might look for in a house is whether it seems to be solidly built or not. The bad news is that even the most seemingly sturdy homes built with the best materials can be struck by termites. The result is that you have a beautiful home in need of repair or even structurally unsound. Your best bet to fend off termites and to know whether a home has already suffered termite damage is to get a termite inspection from Americas Choice Inspections.
Many customers who contact Americas Choice Inspections understand the value of a traditional home inspection. They know how vital it is to their home-buying or home-selling experience. However, we have found that radon testing is not as well known. In fact, many people don’t even know what radon is.If you’re one of these customers, don’t fret. Our team at Americas Choice is here to tell you all about radon testing and why it’s valuable to your residential inspection process.
When you’ve found a North Carolina home you love, you’re ready to do everything you can to get the keys and start moving in. Already, you’re dreaming about paint colors and where to put the furniture. But before you get too far ahead of the real-estate process, you have to complete a home inspection. You might be tempted to breeze right through it, but you want to take your time, hire the right inspector, and ask plenty of questions to protect your investment.At Americas Choice Inspections, we recommend that all home buyers ask a variety of questions so you can feel comfortable with your decisions.
You walk into a home and something just smells…old. Possibly musty. You can’t quite lay a finger on it, but you know that there’s something amiss. Could it be mold? When you’re looking at a prospective home, you don’t want to wonder whether a house has mold issues. You need to know for sure by getting a mold inspection by professionals like our team at Americas Choice Inspections. Here are three reasons why a mold inspection is a valuable asset to homebuyers.
Buying a home in the Charlotte, NC, area is a big deal. You’re investing a significant amount of money into your very own piece of North Carolina, and you want to protect that real-estate investment and your family. One of the best ways to do just that is with a home inspection from Americas Choice Inspections.