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You’ve Got Agreement on Your Offer, Now What?

Now that you have a signed contract, it’s time to think about the Home Inspection

Now that You've Got A Deal, Now What?

Your Purchase Contract contains provisions allowing you various inspections of the property. The purpose of these inspections is to educate you as to the physical condition of the property you are purchasing. While these inspections don’t provide guarantees of the condition of the property, they do provide valuable information to you as a Buyer. It is important to remember that your Purchase Contract may provide for withdrawal from the contract if these reports are unsatisfactory to you, but inspections should not be considered an open door to renegotiate the purchase price.

STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL INSPECTION
Often referred to as a “Termite Report” , the Structural Pest Control Inspection is conducted by a licensed inspector. In addition to reporting if there is any actual termite damage, the Pest Report will indicate any type of wood destroying organisms that maypresent, including fungi (sometimes called “dry rot”), which generally results from excessive moisture.
Section I Conditions
Most Pest Reports classify conditions as Section I or Section II items. Section I conditions are those which are “active”, or currently causing damage to the property. Generally, Section I items need to be corrected before a lender will make a loan on a home.
Section II Conditions
Those which are not currently causing damage, but are likely to, if left unattended. A typical Section II item is a plumbing leak where moisture has not yet caused fungus decay. Who Pays? Your Purchase Contract will specify who is responsiblefor the cost of the inspection and making these corrections. This is a negotiable item and should be considered carefully. It will advise you as to what is customary and prudent.

PHYSICAL INSPECTION
The Physical Inspection clause in your Purchase Contract, when initialed by both parties, allows you the right to have the property thoroughly inspected.  This is usually done through a General Home Inspection. While Home Inspectors are not currently required to have a license, most are, or have been, General Contractors. The Inspection and the resulting report provide an overall assessment of the present condition of the property. What is Inspected?
The Home Inspection covers items such as the systems of the house including the Air conditioners, furnace, water heaters, water pressure, visual of the roof, dishwasher, ovens, exterior, paint, flooring, appliances, electrical service, plumbing, and other visible features of the property. This is a general inspection and will often call for additional inspections by specific trades, such as roof and furnace inspections.  Further Inspections If conditions warrant, the Home Inspector may recommend a Structural Engineer’s Report. Such a report would identify structural failures and detail recommended corrections.
Who Pays?
Typically, this inspection is paid for by the Buyer.

GEOLOGICAL INSPECTION
You may elect to have a Geological Inspection, although they are uncommon in the desert. This inspection is performed by a Geotechnical Engineer and involves not only physically inspecting the property, but also researching past geological activity in the area. The primary purpose of a Geological Inspection is to determine the stability of the ground under and around the home.
Who Pays?
Typically the Buyer pays, but as with other inspections, this is negotiable according to the contract.

HOME WARRANTY
Home Protection Plans are available for purchase by a Buyer or Seller. Such plans may provide additional protection of certain systems and appliances in your new home.

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  • Cathi & Ben Walter
  • REALTOR ®
  • 44530 San Pablo, Suite 101
  • Palm Desert, CA 92260
  • P: (760) 218 – 5752
  • E: Cathi@DesertAreaHomeFinder.com
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