We have used Ted for 4 house inspections in total, 3 open-house inspections and 1 after-purchase full inspection. His inspection helped us to determine whether we should or not to bid on the house as his findings gave us some indication of how much we may need to repair the house after the purchase.
Ted educated us along with his inspection by walking through the whole house with us. We were able to learn some signs for certain issues and also simple ways of repairs. The inspection is thorough and comes with a detailed report, which I am using it as a guide to fix and renovate the house as well as for future maintenance plan.
Ted's depth of experience and knowledge is really rare in today's market and is completely worth of the price even if it is higher than others. I strongly recommend Ted's service and will use him again if we need another house inspection.
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It took a while but all journeys come to an end at some point. I believe you landed a solid home that typical of its age requires some TLC and upgrades but all in all a far site better than the previous 3 homes.
In this crazy market I am glad you were able to land this house, I believe you were well trained from our previous adventures to land a solid contender. Now that you have conducted a thorough home inspection you now know how to proceed.
I feel so sorry for homebuyers who are so intimidated they don't want to risk losing the house to another bidder. That is fine, go ahead and buy the house without subject to an inspection. When you buy a house based on their property disclosure they are liable for all omissions, it might be up to you to prove that they knew about problems and that's where a thorough home inspection comes in. When I find a defect I can generally tell quite a bit about its history which can place the seller squarely responsible for concealment.
Sellers accepting a purchasers bid without subjects are playing a dangerous game especially when they are painting and repairing prior to a sale. Legally they have to disclose all known deficiencies. I have found that this is not the case, sellers like to play dangerous and I believe they are being coached with the realization that no one hardly ever sues so why not throw the dice.
A home inspection simply protects everyone from liability from nondisclosure. Why a home seller would accept a buyer with no subjects is beyond me, it simply makes no sense other than the lack of complications to the sale.
Wishing you: Happy Trails...