Farragut Home Inspections – What Is The Purpose of Getting One?

magnifying-glassBuying a Farragut home is one of the largest and most important purchases you will ever make. After buying a Farragut home, there is no returning it if you find something that you don’t like, which is why it important to identify any potential issues prior to closing on the home. Thus why, getting a home inspection on your Farragut home is a very key part of buying your first Farragut home.

What does a home inspector do?

A home inspector is a trained professional who is there to examine a Farragut home and identify any issues. They look at the home as a whole and how one part of the home can influence the lifespan of the home. Home inspectors are purely visual they look for potential issues or damage to the home. They don’t, however, examine issues that would damage the overall structure of the home. Also, they only examine things that are part of the main home.

What will a home inspector look ate?

When a home inspector looks at a Farragut home they will look at the roof, gutters, walls and grading on the outside of the home. On the inside of the home they will look at the electrical system, heating and cooling systems, ventilation, plumbing, insulation, flooring, ceiling, among other things.

What can a home inspector tell you?

When you get a home inspection on a Farragut home, it can be extremely important that you attend the inspection as well, to hear things first hand. During the home inspection, the inspector will be able to tell you things that are not working properly or that could cause problems down the line. An inspector is there to help identify potential issues. A home inspector cannot tell you the extent of the damage or the cost of repairs, they are merely there to help identify.

What should you do if an issue is found?

Most importantly, as a first time buyer, it is important that you don’t freak out. Inspection issues happen, it is most important to figure out the extent of the issue. Consult with a trained professional on the issue to see how it would cost to repair it. Many sellers are willing to work through inspection issues with you. If the issue is too difficult to fix, as a buyer, you have the right to walk away if the contract is contingent on a good home inspection.

Are you thinking about buying a Farragut home this year? Please let us know if there is anyway that Knoxville Home Team can assist you. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at Rick@KnoxvilleHomeTeam.Com. Kati can be reached at Kati@KnoxvilleHomeTeam.Com. Also, be sure to check out our Farragut Home Search Page.