Home Inspection Reports
A home inspection is a-limited, non-invasive inspection of a home, usually made in connection with the sale of the home being inspected. Upon completion, the inspector prepares and delivers a written report, including photos, to his or her client. The client may be the buyer or seller. Upon receipt of the report, the client can make a better informed decision about buying or selling the property. A home inspection report is not an appraisal that estimates the fair market value of the home. Many, but not all, home inspectors are licensed general contractors. In California, a contractor's license is not required to perform home inspections.
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASI) is an organization that certifies home inspectors, provides education for home inspectors, and assists buyers, sellers, and real estate agents find certified home inspectors in their area.
The management of Pacific-Realtors. net recommends that buyers and sellers utilize the services of certified home inspectors licensed by the California Contractors State License Board.
Buyers should not commit to purchasing a home without first carefully reviewing a home instruction report.