Buying a home is one of the most significant purchases you'll make in your lifetime, so it's important to ensure that the home you're interested in is in good condition. A home inspection performed by a trained professional is an evaluation of a home's condition, and it should be done before signing a closing contract. A contingency agreement between the buyer and seller usually occurs prior to the inspection. If the home fails to meet the buyer's expectations as a result of the inspection, then the sale of the home could be jeopardized. The buyer may then opt to renegotiate the selling price or the seller can agree to make the necessary repairs prior to close of escrow. A home inspection looks at the structure of the home, including the roof, attic, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, basement, and foundation, as well as the heating/air conditioning systems, interior plumbing, and electrical systems. It is not intended to identify every minor issue or any invisible or latent defects. It's highly recommended that the buyer is present during the inspection so that they can ask questions and get a better understanding of the condition of the house, how its systems work, and how to maintain it. After the inspection is complete, the buyer will receive a written report of the findings from the inspector, typically within 24-48 hours. If you're planning to buy a home in Clifton Park, Chatham, Slingerlands, or any other area of the Capital Region, it's essential to get an independent home inspection. A qualified inspector will take an impartial and in-depth look at the home and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.
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