Home Inspections

Blog Post Image
Real Estate

Home Inspections

A home inspection is a visual exam of the structure and systems of a house. It details problems with the property and if they’re serious enough to prevent a sale. The three main points of an inspection are physical condition, items in need of repair or replacement, and the remaining useful life of major systems.

It's important to note that a home inspection report won’t cover defects that are not visible, inoperable systems (e.g., A/C during the winter), or code violations. Along this line, remember that a resale is NOT brand new.  There will always be things that will require your attention as a homeowner.  The inspection process allows you to sort out just how significant those things might be. 

I encourage you to be present during the inspection: you can ask the inspector questions, and the inspector can point out areas of potential trouble and may offer maintenance tips.  See and hear it all for yourself.  I'll be there too as your support.  

Expect an inspection to take 2-3 hours and expect charges of $400+ depending on size of the house and what tests you are having done (radon, well, pest and/or septic will add more to this cost). 

Remember - the seller is not required to make repairs, but depending upon the findings of the inspection, we'll negotiate a way to address the issue.  Your attorney will be involved in this part of the process too.

I can help you connect with credible, licensed & competent inspectors.  Of course, you may already have a connection that you prefer to use.  That works too!  The home inspection process is a "big deal".  I'm committed to help you get through this part of the process with as little stress as feasible.  

I look forward to hearing from you to get you started on your journey to homeownership!