A home inspection is an objective, visual examination of the condition of a home.
Having a home inspection is like giving a home a physical check-up. If problems or issues are found, the inspector may recommend further evaluation and corrections by qualified contractors. Our inspections start at $325.
What does an Inspection Include?
The standard home inspection will review the conditions of the HVAC system, electrical system, plumbing system, roof, attic, insulation, walls, ceiling, floors, windows, doors, foundation, exterior, drainage, structure, and crawl spaces (if accessible). Please review the Agreement-for-Services (PDF) to ensure your acknowledgment of what’s included in an inspection.
Types of Inspections
You’re making one of the largest investments of your life. A person interested in purchasing a home should learn more about the house to make an informed buying decision. A home inspection report provides potential owners with details on the examination, which summarizes findings and highlights the main issues of concern.
Before putting a home on the market, a home inspection is essential to a successful sale. This enables the seller to find any issues that may interfere or delay a sale. An inspection will help to identify things in need of repair to minimize delays, and maximize the sale price. Most buyers will also feel more confident in their purchase, knowing that the seller put effort into a pre-listing inspection.
The sale of a newly constructed home typically includes a one-year warranty in which the builder is obligated to correct any problems encountered. Some defects will not be obvious to the untrained eye. Many defects can be repaired at no cost to you and prevents issues from potentially growing to very costly repairs down the road.
Frequently Asked Questions
Standard home inspections will vary and take roughly 2 to 4 hours depending on the size and condition of the home.
No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy the home, only that you will know in advance what to expect. A seller may adjust the price or terms and/or correct the issues found during the inspection.
The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) is the oldest and leading nonprofit professional association for independent home inspectors.
No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of the home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a home, but rather describe the condition and indicate what may need repair or replacement.
Definitely; now you can complete your home purchase with your eyes open as to the condition of the home and its equipment and systems with the ease of mind that all is good with your purchase.