Founded in 1872 after a railroad was built in the area, Buford is named after Algernon Sidney Buford, former president of the Atlanta and Richmond Air-Line Railway. Today, the Atlanta metro area suburb is home to 17,144 residents. While most of the city is in Gwinnett county, it also extends into Hall county. Operating its own reputable school district, the Buford City School District, Buford is a highly-desirable place to live for young families. It is also home to the Mall of Georgia, the largest mall in the state of Georgia. Another popular place locals and visitors enjoy is Lake Lanier Islands, a 1,200-acre resort destination featuring beautiful accommodations and plenty of winter and summer events and activities for families to enjoy each year.
Whether you are a first-time home buyer or not, if you are in the process of buying a home in Buford, you will want to be sure your starter home or the home of your dreams is in good shape when you put in an offer.
Having a thorough home inspection done on a home before you sign the dotted line for a long-term house payment can mean the difference between a great investment and a money pit nightmare. At Top to Bottom Home Inspection Service, we are here to help eager home buyers from the area or who are new to the lovely city of Buford avoid a costly mistake by conducting an in-depth inspection of a home from top to bottom – as our business name suggests.
Buford, Georgia Home Inspection
If you currently live in Buford and are looking to either move into a bigger home, downsize or if you are new to Buford and desire to move here, we encourage you to have a home inspection done in order to give you a better idea of what you are walking into when you buy and move into your new residence. Of course, you’ll want a professional company to inspect the house you have your eye on.
That said, when you’re looking for a ‘home inspector near me’ to inspect your home, you might feel somewhat overwhelmed by the list of home inspection companies that come up in your search. This is certainly not a small decision to make and we understand the importance of doing a little research before picking the first home inspection company that shows up in your Google search for ‘ home inspection company near me.’
You’ll want to find a company that is known for being meticulous and transparent about any repairs that would need to be addressed and that would provide an estimate of how much those repairs would cost. With this in mind, we want to answer a few commonly asked questions as to what to know about home inspections. Essentially, the answers to these questions serve as home inspection tips for buyers and home inspection tips for sellers.
Is a home inspection really necessary?
This question actually merits a response other than a yes or a no. While there is no law in place that makes it a requirement for a homebuyer or a seller to conduct a home inspection when buying or selling a home, it is absolutely beneficial to have one done in order to know what to expect. No matter how good of a deal you got on a home or how much you are able to list your home for, a home inspection can help resolve any potential surprises and can help a seller make necessary repairs to avoid delays in getting one’s home sold.
What does a typical home inspection include?
A typical home inspection will include examining the condition of a home’s:
- heating and cooling system
- interior plumbing system
- electrical system
- walls, ceilings, and floors
- windows and doors
- the foundation, basement and structural components
All these things should be covered in a home inspector’s comprehensive report.
What problems do home inspectors look for?
Home inspectors look for any minor or major repairs needed. Most people can look at a house and think it is in excellent condition, especially because it is newer and well-maintained cosmetically. However, there are a lot of things that you may not notice just by looking at it. Below is a list of common problems that are otherwise hidden and would fail a home inspection.
- Roofing in need of repair or replacement
- Foundational and structural damage
- Drainage issues
- Plumbing problems
- Pest Infestation
- Mold infestation
- Malfunctioning heating and cooling systems
- Faulty electrical wiring
These actually answer the other question, which is “What repairs are mandatory following a home inspection?” If it is something that is hazardous to one’s health and safety, those repairs need to be made, without question.
Home Inspection Company Servicing Buford, Georgia
Typically, a homebuyer can reserve the right to get out of a home purchase if the home inspection fails. Another option they have is that they can try to renegotiate the asking price based on the cost of repairs given to them by the home inspector.
Here are the home inspection services we provide at Top to Bottom Home Inspection Service:
- Existing home inspections
- Property inspections
- Pre-drywall inspections
- Phase inspections
- New construction home inspections
Family owned and operated, Top to Bottom Home Inspection Service has been proudly serving homebuyers in Buford and surrounding areas for more than 20 years. ASHI Certified, ICC(Code)Certified, and InterNachi Certified, our company is licensed and insured. If you are seeking home inspection services, call us at (404) 372-0901 or visit us online. You’ll have peace of mind that you did!
Hotels in Buford, Georgia
- Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta North/Johns Creek
- Hampton Inn and Suites Johns Creek
- Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Buford at Mall of Georgia, GA