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Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q.'s

 

Why Do I Need A Home Inspection?

The purchase of a home is undoubtedly the largest single investment you will ever make. It only makes sense that you learn as much as possible about the condition of the property prior to closing.  Having a professional quality home inspection performed will minimize the likelyhood of unpleasant surprises and unexpected expensive repairs. Not to mention that following your inspection you should be much for familiar with the entire property.

If you're already a homeowner, a home inspection is a great tool for helping you identify potential problems that you may not be aware of. Most problems in a home are less expensive to repair, the sooner they are discovered and addressed.

If you are planing to sell your home, you may want to have a home inspection performed prior to placing your property on the market. A professional home inspection will help you find problems that you may want to have repaired before you list your house for sale. This will obviously put the house in a better selling position. Having an inspection will also help you comply with current disclosure laws concerning the sale of your property.

Can I Do It Myself?

Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and years of expertise of a professional home inspector. An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction and remains completely objective and unemotional about the home.

Can A Home Inspection Fail?

NO! A professional home inspection is an examination of the condition of the home on the day it is inspected. A home inspection is not an appraisal, which determines market value or a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance.

Do I Have To Be There?

It is not necessary for you to be present for the inspection, but it is recommended. You will be able to meet with the inspector and ask questions directly as you learn about the condition of the home, how its systems work and how to maintain them. You will also find the written report easier to understand if you've met with the inspector on site and had the deficient issues explained by the inspector.

Who Hires The Inspector?

The Client usually hires the inspector. The Inspector works for you and no one else.  The report cannot be given to anyone else without your written consent.

How Much Does It Cost?

Considering the cost of a house the cost of a professional home inspection is almost insignificant. Given the fact that not all home inspectors are equally qualified shopping  for the least expensive inspector makes no sense. When preparing for open heart surgery attempting to locate the cheapest heart surgeon seems a bit silly. Maybe even a little dangerous. Being "Pennywise and Pound Foolish" when hiring a home inspector is a surefired way to have problems with your home after your have closed .

Our fees are based on the finished square footage of the home. Please give us a call for pricing.



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