Home inspections are an important part of the home buying process. When a new
homeowner is looking to buy a home, and has an accepted offer on a home, there is usually an inspection period worked into the contract.
This inspection period in Michigan is usually 10 days, but can vary in time range depending on what is negotiated into the contract.
Working with a Realtor that can help guide you through this process is important. Some of the essential home inspections you might want to consider is:
1) A general overall inspection which covers structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing. These are the services general home inspectors usually cover.
2) A pest inspecton for wood destroying insects. This inspection will reveal if there are termites, carpenter ants, etc. infesting the home.
3) A well and septic inspection. If the home is on a well or septic or both, you will want to have the systems inspected to verify they are in working order and the well water is free of contaminates.
4) A radon inspection. Radon gas is an invisible gas that long term exposure can cause severe health problems.
5) Other specialty inspections for individual items in the home, such as the roof, mechanicals, swimming pool, etc.
Home inspections are an important part of the process of homebuying, and can reveal a great deal of information about the home. Usually a home inspection offers a thorough orientation to the condition of the home for a buyer, but in some cases can reveal hidden defects which might need to be resolved in the contract negotiations before closing. So it is always a good idea to arrange for these to be done.