Amy Cimetta, Vista Sotheby’s International Realty


Real estate contracts often contain contingency clauses that allow buyers to inspect the property physically (usually at their expense). This inspection provides a comprehensive review of the infrastructure of the property.

Which inspections to order are usually a matter of observation and knowledge of what is critical to a particular region or area. Below is a list of the three most common types of inspections:

Structural Pest Control Resources

  • To discover any active infestation by wood destroying organisms
  • Section I on the report deals with active infestation and includes items that need immediate attention. Lenders usually want the work performed prior to funding the loan.
  • Section II on the report will be items that could cause infestation and, if not corrected, could cause damage.

Physical Inspection

  • This inspection encompasses roof, plumbing, electrical, heating and any other accessible areas of the structure.
  • A detailed report will be written with recommendations for repair or for further inspection by a specialist.

Geological Inspection

  • An inspection of the soil conditions and the stability of the ground beneath the structure can be performed by a Geologist Engineer.
  • You can elect to go to the city records and research the property and its proximity to known fault lines.

Some other common inspections:

  • Water Conservation
  • Well and Septic
  • Hazardous Material
  • Zoning and Building Permit
  • Compliance
  • Contractors Home Inspection
  • Chimney Inspection
  • Heating and Air Condition
  • Structural Engineering
  • Energy Audit
Amy Cimetta

Amy Cimetta

Broker Associate, MBA


License: 01774767

Vista Sotheby’s International Realty

2501 N. Sepulveda Blvd, 2nd Floor
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

310.542.9054 direct

310.428.8804 cell

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