What is a Home Inspection?

September 22, 2020

Are you selling your house? If so, you may have heard of having a home inspection completed. However, you most likely don’t know exactly what it entails.

If this is the case for you, it’s important to know that home inspections are often confused with home appraisals. However, home inspections are actually a thing of their own! Are you ready to have your own home inspected?

We understand that for buyers, to have a home inspection completed is necessary and almost never waived. That’s why, here at Kim Holland Homes, as Massapequa realtors, we do a PRE-Home Inspection so that you know exactly what a buyer may find.  In addition, you may also want to fix some minor repairs which will put the house in better selling condition.

(just so that the buyers don’t exaggerate the money the repairs cost).   We have gathered some helpful information to assist you with knowing what a home inspection is all about. So, if you are all set to learn more, be sure to continue reading:

  • What is a Home Inspection? A home inspection is an examination of the condition of a house. From the foundation to the roof, the home will be thoroughly inspected and they will also check for termites.


  • Why Are Home Inspections Completed? Sometimes, unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties arise when it comes to home. By having a home inspection completed, you can discover if any repairs need to be completed. Also, the results will present homebuyers with a better understanding about their perspective house, providing them with the opportunity to make the purchase with confidence.


  • What Does a Home Inspection Entail? Many details of the home will be examined to discover the condition of multiple elements. The following are the most often inspected:
    • The home’s heating system and central air conditioning
    • Interior plumbing system
    • Appliances
    • Electrical system
    • The roof, attic (if there is one) and insulation
    • Visual walls(not inside them), ceilings, floors, windows and doors
    • The foundation and structural components
    • Termites
  • How Long Does a Home Inspection Take? In general, a home inspection can take anywhere from an hour to a few hours to complete, depending on the size and condition of the house. After the home inspection is complete, a report will then be created, usually within a couple of days, to showcase the findings, complete with an analysis and pictures, along with recommendations for the homes’ needed repairs, if necessary


  • What Results Should Be Expected From a Home Inspection? A lot of people think that a home inspection presents either a “pass” or “fail” outcome. However, this just isn’t the case! In fact, a home inspections’ results will simply just describe the physical condition of the house, as well as indicate which components and systems may need repaired or replaced. You can also sell a home “AS IS”.

If you are selling your home, you should certainly have a home inspection completed. Hopefully this information has provided you with some helpful insight to assist you with having your own home inspection conducted!

Are you planning on selling your own home and in need of a realtor in Massapequa, New York? If so, please take a moment to get in touch with us here at Kim Holland Homes, as we are all set to be yours!