Virginia Beach 8/5/2020 11:59:10 AM
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VA Beach Realtor Educates On What To Look For In A Home Inspection

Virginia Beach, Virginia (Findit) August 5, 2020 - Katie Zarpas Group, a Virginia Beach real estate agency, recently released a blog educating readers on what to look for in a home inspection. This step of the home-buying process is crucial to ensuring that you're getting exactly what you're paying for in your house.

Home inspections occur before the sale formally closes. They allow you to take a look at key elements of the house to be sure that everything is in working order and as described by the seller. If something important is broken or appears different than you expected, you'll be able to ask for repairs to be made or revise your offer for the house. Paying careful attention to the details of the house you'd like to purchase helps you be sure that you're receiving exactly what you're paying for and that there are no surprises that could require expensive repairs after closing the sale.

Most home inspections take a few hours and cover a similar list of things to check. When accompanying your inspector on their tour, take a look at the oil tank and HVAC system to be sure they are working correctly. Review the roofing and chimney structure for any damage that could let water into the home, and check the foundation for structural integrity and water damage. It's also important to thoroughly check all utilities, such as water drainage, electric systems, and waste systems. Finally, check the flooring quality and verify that there are no asbestos or noxious gasses present in the home. If everything is in order, you can be more confident that you're paying a fair price for your home.

Contact the Katie Zarpas Group for more information about home inspections or for assistance in buying a home and conducting a proper home inspection. Katie Zarpas is an award-winning real estate agent who specializes in country and vacation homes, among other properties, in the Virginia Beach area and can help you find the perfect new home or sell your current property. She and her team can be contacted at 757-500-5596 or online at, and their office is located at 800 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451.