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					?Whether for a buyer or a seller in the state of Connecticut, home inspection is an
important part of the process. It's a check-up on the overall condition of a property
that is non-invasive, but serves to identify any parts that are damaged or must be
repaired. As such and to be credible, home inspections need to be carried out by
certified home inspectors. The inspection needs to be thorough as well. A home
inspector spending any less than three hours inspecting the average size home may
not be going into the necessary depth of inspection.

Although you might think that older properties are more at risk from this kind of
problem, a good home inspector will perform an equally thorough check on a new
property, with sometimes revealing results. As a seller in Connecticut, home
inspection is highly recommended before putting a property on the market. It's a safe
bet that any buyer with the budget to buy your house will also take steps that ensure
that the money is spent wisely. This means using a home inspector. So sellers, get
there first and give yourselves the chance to put things right before the buyer tries to
bring you down on price.

The checks that are performed in a home inspection are numerous and varied.
Structural items and installations are inspected for solidity and safety, and range from
insulation through steps and stairs to basement seepage and electrical capacity. The
type of problem to be identified if present includes the presence of asbestos, fungal
growth, condensation of water on pipes or surfaces and spalling (where bricks or
concrete develop flaking or chipping because of water freezing in cracks in winter).
Problems may be more or less serious. Knowing about them in advance helps a seller
decide if a small investment can pay for itself or if the list price of the property will
need to be adjusted.

A professional doing Connecticut home inspection should be able to show you
certification of their skills by a recognized authority. The International Association of
Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) is one such organization. Also, while no one
expects to pay over the odds for competence and full and representative report, bear in
mind that the cheapest solution is not necessarily the best.

As well as the detection of any problems that have a material impact either on the
value of the property or in terms of safety, home inspections can also testify (if only
be the absence of problems) to the sound nature of a house and its value to a
prospective buyer. Home inspectors will sometimes give pre-inspection information
or instructions to homeowners to make sure that some of the simple problems are
avoided. An example in Connecticut home inspections is for the home owner to make
sure that all the light bulbs are working, so as to avoid a report that states that a light
is inoperable, which to a buyer might suggest a more serious electrical problem.
Scott is an editor for CT Homes for Sale, CT Homes Sale, and CT Homes Scout.

				
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