Frequently Asked Questions
When it comes to the real estate process, sometimes it can lead to questions. That’s why we’re here!
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Frequently Asked Questions About Home Inspections
It’s an inspection of the condition of a home. They are done item by item, from the roof to the foundation, and include looking closely at things like plumbing, heating, air conditioning, sinks, tubs, and faucets, and any appliances which convey. The general concept is that the home inspector is trained to spot problems that typical homebuyers are likely to miss. They are not usually intended to bring up the discussion about items the homebuyers can easily see for themselves like the color of the wall paint or what the carpets look like.
A home inspection will typically include an examination of the foundation and basement, roof, attic, heating and cooling systems, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as the general condition of the structure itself. An inspector will look for poor construction practices and make note of any repairs that might be required or any general maintenance issues. Importantly, they will also make note of any fire and safety issues that need to be addressed.
Although it is not required for the client to be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. This is a great chance to learn more about the home and ask questions about the condition of the home and how to maintain it.
Rates will typically not vary more than $100 between different companies, and are based on the square footage and age of the property. We don’t strive to provide the cheapest cost, but rather to provide the best value. I encourage you to not base your decision on price alone, as a home purchase is one of the largest financial decisions you will make in your life. Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.
Typical inspections last between 2.5 – 4 hours depending on the age, condition, and size of the home. Larger homes, older homes, or homes with multiple issues always take longer than smaller, newer, well maintained properties.