A Real Estate Investment Inspection is the most common inspection and is highly recommended by realtors and loan companies, when buying property. This type of inspection is geared to inform the buyer of the condition and functionality of the property. It will provide information on any known hazards or damages that need to be addressed, prior to the closing of escrow. These inspections are a great tool for understanding what you’re buying and for making wise investments.
These inspections cover the visible structure of the property, the roof, driveway, walkways, the home’s exterior siding, the windows, doors, fireplace and chimneys, the attic area, the crawlspace and structure, the flooring, bathrooms, kitchens, the property’s electrical system, the property’s plumbing systems, the HVAC systems, as well as all areas of the garage. The inspection will also cover the yard, retaining walls, gates, and fencing. The inspection will identify the functionality of the listed items and any items of concern to the inspector, or known hazards. The inspector cannot report on what he cannot see or test, such as the plumbing in the walls and in the ground, or non-visible areas of the foundation, etc.