Inspections for Your Louisiana Home
Pre-purchase Home Inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership to negotiate repairs or price adjustments which reflect the condition of the property.
New Construction Inspections
Watch out for new construction, in many cases these can be more problematic than a really old home (as proven on HGTV). New construction inspections are performed during and at the completion of construction. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. We still have not found a builder that hasn’t taken short cuts or does things wrong. We bust on every one of them. Another few hundred bucks to make sure the job is done right on a $400,000 home is well worth it.
Home Inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty or the used home warranty. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer’s shock at the “functional condition” of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner’s knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can’t make the repairs. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.