How Do I Use My Home Inspection Report?


At Green Scene, our "motto" is Knowledge is Power: the power to negotiate, the power to plan, and the power to protect your home. The purpose of a home inspection is so that you can make an informed decision when you're making such an important investment. So let's take a look at the ways you can utilize your home inspection to negotiate, to plan, and to protect your home. 

Negotiate

These beautiful double-paned, energy efficient windows are a huge selling point until you realize those smudgy, dirty places on the window are actually inside the panes. The thermal seal has broken on these windows, so they're not so energy efficient anymore, and you can't wipe away those smears. After finding this on your inspection report, you might have your Realtor negotiate window replacement into your contract. You could ask that the seller replace the windows before closing, or put cash back into the agreement so you can choose your own windows. Here's a closer look:



Plan

In this video, our Inspector noticed some discoloration in the wall and showed a huge reading on his moisture detector. He suspects that the bathtub is draining under the house rather than through the pipes and out to the street like it's supposed to. If water is flooding under the house, this could be a big and costly repair. This home buyer will want to consult with a plumber and possibly a foundation expert before moving forward.  If the seller isn't willing to make the repair, the buyer will be able to go forward knowing they'll have to plan for this expense.

Protect

In this video, our Inspector finds signs of foundation movement and previous repair in the garage. This home buyer will want to get the paperwork from the repair and find out how to transfer the warranty so they can protect their investment.

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