A home inspection is meant to detail problems with a house 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 remaining useful life of major systems.
It’s a good idea to be present during the inspection: you can ask questions and the inspector can point out areas of potential trouble and offer maintenance tips.
Expect an inspection to take 2-5 hours (old homes may take longer) and to cost $200-$500, depending on size.
To hire an inspector, get recommendations from others or check the phone book under “Home Inspection.” Be sure to ask about references, memberships in professional associations, training, and experience.
We have access to a list of top-quality home inspectors, and would be happy to help you find someone to perform a comprehensive inspection for your home purchase.
The Importance of using a REALTOR
Home Inspections are full of useful information. As a REALTOR, we help explain some of the findings on the Inspection Report, and help you negotiate with the sellers for repairs to pass financing requirements. Home Inspection Reports will help you decide if it is the right home for your family.