A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home. ... The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.
WHAT DOES A HOME INSPECTION INCLUDE?
Assessment of the entire home and it's systems. A comprehensive report is given to the client after the assessment/inspection is completed
WHY DO I NEED A HOME INSPECTION?
Home inspections aren't not required in many housing transactions but are very important to identify the age of the home and its systems, the condition of the materials and appliances, also whether there are any cosmetic or safety issues. This information is submitted to the seller and sellers' agent for consideration. After this, negotiations can begin to determining if repairs will be made or funds made available for the buyer to fix later.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
The average inspection is around $400. We have the best prices in town and will beat any competitors pricing. Also, ask about our worry-free promise that guarantees that your second inspection will be 30 to 50% cheaper if you pay for the first one and the deal falls through. I have helped hundreds of clients that had to pay for an inspection and appraisal only to find out that they could not buy that first home.
WHY CAN'T I DO IT MYSELF?
We're certified and insured so trust the experts to go through the home with an experienced eye.
CAN A HOUSE/BUILDING FAIL A HOME INSPECTION?
No, we don't pass or fail properties. We just report deficiencies and safety issues. Any issue can be fixed, repaired, or replaced in homes.
WHEN DO I REQUEST AN INSPECTOR?
After putting your offer in on a home and during that period you have what's called a due diligence period. This is when you hire us to complete the inspection so that you can get the report to the sellers during the 7 to 10-day window. Also if you get a presale inspection, we can give you a detailed outlook of what needs to be repaired/replaced before selling your home.
SHOULD I ATTEND THE INSPECTION?
If you can, but it's not required. We are trusted, dependable inspectors and we work hard. If you can't make it, the info will be sent via email and we're available for questions over the phone.
WHAT IF THE REPORT REVEALS PROBLEMS?
Discuss the problems with your agent or realtor so they can begin negotiations with the seller's side. You can also choose to walk away from the deal if the problems are too much to bear.