Whether you are in the process of buying your first home or moving out of your first home, you may have been told some myths about how home inspections work. It can be intimidating to fall in love with a house and then wonder what issues could be lurking, unseen by your eyes. Burgess Inspections, Inc. is a full-service home inspection company and will provide you with the factual information you need to help you make an informed decision. Let’s talk about three common myths surrounding home inspections, and reveal the truth behind them.

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Myth #1: A Home Will Pass or Fail an Inspection

This is simply not true, as there is no such thing as passing or failing a home inspection. A home inspector will examine the property and provide an accurate report of the home’s condition, but will not offer an opinion about purchasing the home. You can rely on our inspections, since we have efficiently evaluated almost 40,000 homes in our over 85 years of combined inspection experience. Our inspectors will give you the information you need before making one of the biggest decisions of your life.

Myth #2: Buyers Should Not Be Present During an Inspection

At Burgess Inspections, Inc., we encourage buyers to be present during the home inspection. That way, you can ask any questions that arise and learn more about the home which will likely soon be yours. Attending the home inspection will also help you to better understand the report you will receive after its conclusion.  Whether you are present or not, we will make ourselves available to you after the inspection for questions or concerns you may have.

Myth #3: You Don’t Need Both an Inspection & an Appraisal 

Home inspections and appraisals each have their own purpose but are both necessary to the home-buying process. Don’t think that because the house was appraised that it doesn’t need to be inspected. A home inspection will provide the buyer with a report of the home’s condition, but an appraisal determines the property value for the mortgage lender. Some appraisers may point out safety issues depending on the loan type, but that does not replace the inspection. 

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The team at Burgess Inspections maintains a top level of objectivity, acting with honesty and integrity in all we do. In addition to home buyer inspections, we provide seller pre-listing inspections, new construction inspections, commercial property inspections, and more. Contact us today at (844) 804-9219 to request a quote or schedule an inspection. We serve the Richmond area including Charlottesville, Gloucester, West Point, Henrico County, and Chesterfield County.