Home Inspection

Home Inspection

Home Inspection


If you are purchasing a resale property or even building a new home, e we highly recommend that you have a professional home inspector conduct a a thorough inspection.  The inspection will include the following:


§         Appliances

§         Plumbing

§         Electrical

§         Air conditioning and heating

§         Ventilation

§         Roof and Attic

§         Foundation

§         General Structure


The inspection is not designed to criticize every minor problem or 

defect in the home.  It is intended to report on major damage or

serious problems that require repair.  Should serious problems

 be indicated, the inspector will recommend that a structural engineer

 or other professional inspect it as well.


Your home cannot “pass or fail” an inspection, and your inspector will

not tell you whether he/she thinks the home is worth the money you

are offering.  The inspector’s job is to make you aware of repairs that

 are recommended or necessary.


The seller may be willing to negotiate completion of repairs or a credit

for completion of repairs, or you may decide that the home will take

 too much work and money.  A professional inspection will help you

 make a clear-headed decision.  In addition to the overall inspection,

you may wish to have separate tests conducted for termites or

the presence of radon gas.


In choosing a home inspector, consider one that has been certified as a qualified and experienced member by a trade association.


I recommend, if at all possible, being present at the inspection.  This

is to your advantage.  You will be able to clearly understand the

inspection report, and know exactly which areas need attention.  Plus,

you can get answers to many questions, tips for maintenance, and a lot of general information that will help you once you move into your new

home.  Most important, you will see the home through the eyes of

an objective third party.


Contact Information

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Terri Latta
Latta Realty
P. O. Box 2561
Davidson NC 28117
Office: (704) 400-7718