According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, approximately four out of five homes on the real estate market are sold with an inspection contingency clause – allowing the buyer to have the home inspected for problems before the sale is concluded.
What happens during a home inspection? An appointment is made with the seller, and the buyer and home inspector are allowed access to the house. The home inspector looks for problems in these areas: exterior, structure, roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating (including fireplaces), cooling, insulating and venting systems. A home inspection usually takes around two to three hours to complete.
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