Whether you’re purchasing a new property or updating your homeowner's insurance, most property owners will find themselves in need of a property inspection a couple of times in their lifetimes. If it’s been a while for you, you may be surprised at the way new advances in technology has modernized and standardized the inspection process.
While our main focus in doing home insurance inspections is meant for the benefit of insurance underwriters with whom we've partnered, homeowners can also reap valuable benefit from a properly conducted inspection. It's not uncommon for a homeowner to feel somewhat uneasy about having an insurance inspector coming in to evaluate the condition of their home. This is especially true when they realize that what's uncovered can impact their insurance premium costs.
To get or maintain homeowners’ insurance, your insurance company will want to see that you’ve had a recent inspection. The purpose of this inspection is to help the insurer reduce their risk by alerting them of current or potential issues that may decrease its value. If you’re about to undergo an insurance inspection at your home there are a few categories of issues that you may like to address in advance of your inspection.
Any bank or home insurance company will require you to have a residential inspection performed on your property. Given those statistics, it’s safe to assume that a majority of homes in America will be subject to inspection at some point. In all of those inspections, several common themes have arisen and many home buyers will find themselves needing to address at least one of these during the process. Of course, some homes will have more uncommon issues that you’re not familiar with, but for the most part, you shouldn’t be surprised to see one of the following during your residential inspection.
The first time you try anything new there is bound to be a learning curve. This is true of everything from taking on a new hobby to buying a home for the first time. Unfortunately, with the practice of homebuying, the risk is significantly high. One line item in the home buying process that new buyers tend to muck up is the hiring of a property inspection team.
Each trip around the sun brings its own set of challenges, opportunities, successes and stories that will be told for years to come. And 2019 was no different. For the insurance industry, it was 365 days filled with risks and rewards.
Technological advances have helped reshape the world over the last century. This is true for workplace dynamics, interpersonal communication, and travel. The technology involved in insurance inspection, too, has developed significantly in recent years. Even in a world of gadgets and emerging artificial intelligence, though, people still drive it all. It is the marriage of the right people and the right technology that determines the value of the inspection process.
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The real estate market has been strong for several years, and all indications point to continued strength in 2020. And with an increase in home sales comes an increase in home inspections. Fortunately, advancements in inspection technology have improved results and streamlined processes to the benefit of all parties. These technologies increase inspector safety, improve client reporting, and help buyers and sellers proceed through a home sale confidently. Consider the following technologies and how they improve the home inspection industry.
To many in the insurance industry, the residential inspection has become a catch-22. On one hand, it provides valuable data, which inform the underwriting process. On the other hand, they represent a significant expense in terms of dollars, time and resources. Thankfully, there are companies that specialize in home inspections.