What if My House Doesn't Pass Inspection?

The fall real estate market is in full swing; which means home inspectors are busier than ever. A home inspection is a crucial part of the home buying process, but what exactly does a home inspection cover?

Unlike a class or test in school, houses don’t technically “pass” or “fail” an inspection. Instead, your inspection report gives you a clear picture of any issues with the home and provides you with recommendations for repairs or further inspection by a specialist.

inspection report in hand, you and your agent can make an educated decision on whether to move forward with this home purchase, or terminate the contract based on the inspection findings.

Don’t automatically assume you picked a bad house if your inspector hands you a lengthy report of issues; inspectors are trained to find every potential problem. Your agent will guide your focus to the issues that need your attention.

Inspections can be unnerving. But remember, no house is perfect. Houses are living breathing things that need maintenance no matter what. Even brand new construction will have items that need to be addressed.

We have several tried and true inspectors we’d be happy to recommend. Just reply to this email to reach Your Trusted Experts for Every Move at Invest Philly!