Before you close on your home, one of the most important things you should do is contact a professional home inspector. A home inspection is a chance for you to find out whether there are any problems with the property that the seller failed to disclose, as well as whether there are any impending problems that may lead to expensive fixes later on after you close. As the buyer, it’s your responsibility to hire a home inspector and set up a date for the inspection.
The State of Alabama has held “buyer beware” as the law when selling or purchasing a home. This means that the seller or seller’s agents are not required to disclose any defects unless it poses an immediate health or safety risk to the buyer.
The best decision you can make is to contact Rocket Valley Home Inspections to schedule your inspection before you purchase a home.
Without an inspection or contingency clause, a buyer could end up in a money pit of a home. For this reason, buyers should make sure the home checks out before closing on the deal.
It is common to assume that newly constructed homes should be perfect, or close to it, but it is possible for there to be hidden issues. Some common problems found during new-construction home inspections include structural defects like foundation cracks, faulty grading, and poor framing.
Drainage and grading issues can be problem, because they can cause water damage later on. Windows might leak. There may be HVAC issues, including thermostats that don’t work or loose connections.
Electrical problems, such as poorly wired outlets, open grounds, and missing switch plates, aren’t unheard of. Nor are plumbing issues, such as reversed hot/cold in faucets, improper piping, leaks, and more.
If you are in the process of buying a home in the Huntsville, Madison, and surrounding North Alabama area, contact us today!