An appraisal is different from a home inspection
Appraisals are for lenders; home inspections are for buyers. The lender does an appraisal for three reasons:
• to estimate the value of a house
• to make sure that the house meets property standards
• to make sure that the house is marketable
Why a Buyer Needs a Home Inspection
A home inspection gives the buyer more detailed information than an appraisal–information you need to make a wise decision. In a home inspection, a qualified inspector takes an in-depth, unbiased look at your potential new home to:
• evaluate the physical condition: structure, construction, and mechanical systems
• identify items that need to be repaired or replaced
• estimate the remaining useful life of the major systems, equipment, structure, and finishes
What Goes into a Home Inspection
A home inspection gives the buyer an impartial, physical evaluation of the overall condition of the home and items that need to be repaired or replaced. The inspection gives a detailed report on the condition of the structural components, exterior, roofing, plumbing, electrical, heating, insulation and ventilation, air conditioning, and interiors.
Be an Informed Buyer
It is your responsibility to be an informed buyer. Be sure that what you buy is satisfactory in every respect. You have the right to carefully examine your potential new home with a qualified home inspector.
I will be happy to refer you to very qualified inspectors when you are ready to purchase your home.
If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call 352-861-9229. I look forward to hearing from you!
Teresa Fikaris, Ocala Buyers Agent