Home Buyer Inspection Services in Abilene, TX
Mike Morgan is an inspection specialist and founder of Central Texas Home Inspections. With his extensive background in engineering coupled with his industry experience in providing inspections, we can assure you that Mike and his team are equipped to take on your home inspection job. We proudly serve clients located in Abilene, Brownwood, Stephenville, Lampasas, Ballinger, Cisco, Brady, Coleman and surrounding areas of Texas and invite potential home buyers to view some frequently asked questions below:
My philosophy is that I work for you, the buyer. As I said in My Promise To You, you can count on me to give you my best effort on your inspection. I will not only be concerned with your potential purchase during the inspection, but afterwards as well. I spend a lot of time on the phone with my clients after the inspection talking to them about their concerns and questions regarding the home inspection. This is especially helpful when my clients are unable to attend the inspection. You are my first priority.
Should I attend the inspection?
Absolutely! If at all possible, schedule the inspection at a time when you can attend. This will allow you to ask the inspector questions and will allow the inspector to show you things that are found during the inspection.
Can’t I inspect the home myself?
Even the most experienced home owner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector who has inspected hundreds, perhaps thousands, of homes in his or her career. An inspector is familiar with all the elements of home construction, their proper installation, and maintenance. He or she understands how the home’s systems and components are intended to function together, as well as how and why they fail.
Above all, most buyers find it very difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may affect their judgment. For the most accurate picture, it is best to obtain an impartial third party opinion by an expert in the field of home inspection.” (American Society of Home Inspectors 1993, ashi.com)
When should I schedule the inspection?
It is best to have the home inspected as early in the process as possible – after the contract is finalized and during the option period. Having the inspection during the option period will allow you to negotiate for repairs or, in the worst-case scenario, even back out of the contract.
How does a home inspection benefit me?
- A home inspection can give you peace of mind
- It will give you an unbiased opinion about the condition of the home that you are considering buying
- If serious problems are found, it will allow you to negotiate repairs with the seller or walk away rather than buying a home that you will end up sinking a lot of money into
- If only minor problems are found, then you can finalize the decision to purchase the home knowing that the home is in good condition
- It is a relatively small investment that can potentially save you a lot of money
Please keep in mind that there is no perfect, problem-free home. Every home inspection will turn up at least some minor “problems” with the home. It is not the small items on the report that should seriously concern you, but items concerning safety, fire, or health hazards and structural issues or other high-dollar items that should be of most concern.