February 4, 2013 By Michelle Demopolis
So you are thinking about buying a house and you wonder what you can have inspected, how much will it cost and who will perform the inspections? All great questions and very common. Here in Central Ohio, if you are using a Columbus Board of Realtors standard purchase contract, and have requested an inspection time period, you as the buyer are allotted a specific number of days to have the home inspected. Any aspect of the property may be inspected. From the roof to the sewer. From the gas lines to the sink lines. The seller will make reasonable accommodations to allow you and your qualified, licensed, insured and bonded inspector into the property to perform inspections. Once this is completed the inspector should give you a written synopsis of the condition of the item inspected. This report will be necessary should you need to request the seller perform any remedies on the home. A note of interest here, it is also recommended that you contact your insurance agent during this time to confirm insurability of the property. You do not want any surprises popping up a few days before closing.
As always, if you have specific questions please give me, Michelle Demopolis, a call at 614-940-0655.