When you’re buying or selling a home, a home inspection is extremely common. Once the contract is executed (accepted on both sides), then the next stop is the buyer to choose an inspection company. In Naples (with a standard NABOR contract) you have 15 days after the contract is signed to schedule and inspection and obtain the results. Finding a trusted inspector is paramount! It happens – an inspection is done, buyers move in and uh-oh, what happened? Something pricey pops up that needs to be fixed – #!@#.
Once the inspection is complete then the report gets sent directly to the buyers which discusses the condition and age of all the areas above and recommended things that should be addressed. The buyers real estate agent will then send a request to the sellers agent that they would like X fixed, a credit be given or a few other options.
I typically recommend my buyers to schedule a reinspection. For $150, you can be sure that everything that you requested was properly addressed and fixed up to code / standards that the seller agreed to.
I’m often asked if a wind mitigation report is necessary. Home Owner Insurance companies use this information to give you a better deal on your home depending on the key features that your home has in place to protect it during a wind storm. If you’re buying a condo, sometimes the condo association will already have a report. *Ask your Naples REALTOR for information specific to your situation.
What is a Wind Mitigation Inspection?
A wind mitigation inspection determines what key features and add-ons that your home has that would reduce the amount of damage your house may suffer in the event of a hurricane or strong windstorm.
What will your home inspector look for?
During the inspection, if you opt to include wind mitigation, your inspector will determine the age of the home in order to determine the building code that was in place at the time of construction. The age of the roof and proof that it was installed to certain building code standards is also looked at. The roof deck attachment, roof to wall connection, roof shape, existence of a SWR (roof underlayment) and the opening protection of the doors and windows are all thoroughly checked.
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