A home inspection will give you a broad view of the overall condition and safety of the home. Presented in a digital report with video and pictures of all defects that are visibly present at the time of inspection.
A basic residential home inspection will vary in cost, dependent on size and location. However, the average basic home inspection cost in the US is $369.00
Home inspectors cannot pass or fail a home. They are generalists that give the client a limited visual inspection of all functions and potential safety issues that may be present at the time of inspection.
No. A home inspection is not normally a requirement in the purchase of a home. However, as a precautionary measure it is always recommended that you have the home inspected prior to closing.
In most areas a standard inspection would be a dwelling of no more than 4 livable rooms, a carport or garage and the exterior of the home. Pools, Fences, Roofs and additional structures outside the home are not considered part of a standard inspection.
All states have different requirements, but all states require either or both. The oldest certification program in the US is ASHI (The American Society of Home Inspectors) and is recognized as a leader in Home Inspection Certification.
Ask a lot of questions, we are here to help you understand the problems.
Can you explain this to me?
How big of a problem is this?
Do i need an expert to look at this problem?
Is this problem normal?
Although there are many things that we find during home inspections, these are the most common.
Poor drainage and grade sloping
All aspects of a home inspection are important but these are the high dollar items you should pay attention to.
All aspects of a chimney
oil tanks if present
Water drainage and disbursement systems
quality of flooring
When the findings of a home inspection significantly alter the buyers expectations about the property it may influence the decision,
The Buyer will always dictate who is present during an inspection, this may include spouses, relatives and representative agents.
Yes, If the inspection finds issues that require resolution the buyer can request a negotiated price.