3 Things To Have Your Home Inspected For Before Closing On It

Buying real estate for sale can be a complicated matter. From the time that your offer is accepted on a home, until you actually close on the home, you are given a window of time to get the home inspected. It is crucial that you take advantage of this inspection because it can help to reveal to you any problems that are wrong with the home. Also, in most cases, the seller will repair the issues that are found during the inspection, if any are found at all. There are specific things that you will want to have your home inspected for before closing, and this article will discuss 3 of these things in more detail.


One issue with a home that is often a dealer breaker, unless properly repaired, is structural problems. Termites are known to cause a great deal of damage to the wood in a home, so if there is even a possibility that termites are an issue, then you will want to have the home inspected for them. This can save you a lot of heartache down the road, either by walking away from the home or by having the seller pay to not only get rid of the termites, but also to fix all of the damage that the termites caused. 


Another important thing to have your potential home inspected for is mold. Not only is mold very damaging to a home, but it can also be deadly. On top of this, mold is generally caused when moisture is built up somewhere, which may indicate there is some kind of leak within the home. An inspector can help you determine if there is any mold present, what kind of mold it is, and what is causing it. Sometimes the mold may be mild and there are no serious issues. However, at other times, the sign of mold may be a big expense that the buyer will need to pay to remove. 

Damaged Foundation 

A routine thing that is looked at during an inspection is the foundation of the home. Since this is essentially the building block of the home, it is important that it is in good condition. One thing that can cause series structural issues with a home is a cracked foundation. Thankfully, the inspector will be able to tell quite easily if this is an issue with the home's foundation that you are thinking about buying, thus allowing you to know if the home you are getting is structurally sound.