Frequently Asked Questions
Why get a home inspection?
A home inspection is an inexpensive way to discover the universal condition of a home. It is important to conduct a home inspection to avoid a costly mistake by purchasing a property in need of major repairs. A good home inspection will assist a buyer in understanding exactly what they are about to purchase.
Do I have to be present at the inspection?
You are not required to be present, but are more than welcome to be there at the inspection. Evening and weekend appointments are offered to allow buyers to be at the inspection if they are unable to get off work or have other obligations during the week.
How long will the inspection take?
The length of the inspection can vary from home to home, depending on its age and size. On average, it typically takes between 2.5 and 4 hours per home to complete.
Can a house fail an inspection?
A home inspection only details the condition of a house at a specific point in time. There is no grading system to rate a house, only a report on what is visibly detected. It is meant to assist the home buyer by getting them more information on the status of the property before the purchase.
What if the inspection reveals problems with the house?
No home is ever 100% perfect. The inspector will report the current condition of the home and all its major components and systems. Using the information provided, there can be further negotiations with the Seller if warranted. The Seller can choose to repair some items or possibly lower the price of the home to factor in any repairs requested by the Buyer. In the end, it is up to the buyer to determine if they want to move forward with the purchase.
What kind of report will be issued?
A detailed computer generated report, including pictures, will be sent out to you within 24 hours of the inspection. A sample report can be sent upon request.
What is the "Now That You've Had A Home Inspection Book" that you provide?
The book contains infomation on how your house works, how to best maintain it, and how to save energy. Please see the link below for a video with more information.