Home Inspection FAQs
Q: What is a home inspection?
A: A home inspection is a visual inspection of the accessible areas of a home. The findings of the inspection are then organized into a well written report full of pictures of your home. This report will detail all material defects and repair recommendations present at the time of the inspection. Click here to learn more about home inspections and the Standards of Practice we follow.
Q: Why do I need a Home Inspection?
A: A home purchase is likely the biggest investment you will make in life and the home inspection gives you extensive knowledge about your home before the closing date. The report findings can give you a crash course on your homes maintenance needs, it can reveal problems that the seller should fix, saving you both time and money. The biggest reason for a home inspection is that it gives you the peace of mind that your home is safe and functional.
Q: What do I receive back from my inspector?
A: Your home inspector will give you a written report of their findings with hundreds of pictures taken at the inspection.
Q: What should I do with my inspection report?
A: Use your report in real estate negotiations and as the maintenance guide for your home.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Depending on the size of your home, we will determine the cost. Click here for our prices.
Q: Do I have to be at the inspection?
A: No, but we recommend you be there at the beginning or end so we can go over the process and discuss any findings with you. The home inspection is also a great time for you to look over more details of the house yourself, especially if you’ve only seen it in person for a short period of time.
Q: Do homes pass or fail inspection?
A: No, home inspections are not black and white, there is a lot of gray area and the findings are yours to decide with your realtor if this is the home for you.
Q: Do all homes have problems that inspectors find?
A: There’s always something we will find although we wouldn’t classify them all as problems. Some homes have major defects that can cost you a lot of money, those are problems. Many times we simply find a series of unnoticeable minor repairs that can be easily fixed to ovoid ‘problems’.