Whether you are a home buyer or a homeowner, you probably have questions about the Home Inspection process and why it is necessary. We unlock the mystery and take you behind the scenes with the answers to the ten common questions buyers and sellers often ask about home inspections.
Home inspections are not just for buyers. Many homeowners get a pre-listing inspection before placing their home up for sale. It allows them to correct any issues that could impact the sale of their property. A home inspection can often uncover minor issues before they develop into more expensive repairs. So, it’s worthwhile for any buyer or seller.
Buying a home is a significant investment. The overall assessment of the home’s condition that a home inspection provides will help protect that investment and let you know whether the property has structural issues or if any of the major home systems require repair or replacement.
Generally, the buyer pays for their buyer’s home inspection.
You don’t need an inspection to get a mortgage, but you should. Since you will be responsible for any property repairs or replacements after closing, it’s a good idea to get a home inspection to understand the condition of the property that you are buying.
You don’t need to be present for the inspection, but we highly recommend meeting the inspector at the property. It will allow you to address any questions or concerns you may have about the home. The home inspector will also point out any issues that will need immediate attention.
The time it will take for the inspector to complete the comprehensive home inspection will vary depending on the size and condition of the property. You can expect it to take approximately 45 minutes to 60 minutes.
We will email you a copy of the report within 24 to 48 hours of completing the inspection.
Yes, our Certified Home Inspector will visually inspect the home for signs of water leaks.
Typically, home inspections do not include mold or termite inspections. However, the inspector will note any visible damages that could be caused by mold or termites.
We provide a comprehensive home inspection that includes a non-invasive visual review of the home’s major systems, including the structure and foundation, roof, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), plumbing, electrical, and appliances.