• What is a home inspection?  A home inspection is a comprehensive and un-biased objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house from the foundation floor by floor to roof.
  • What does a home inspection include? A visual home inspection will cover the condition of the home’s structure, exterior, roof, plumbing, electrical, heating systems, air-conditioning systems, interior, insulation and ventilation, and fireplaces
  • Why do I need a home inspection? Buying a home can be one of the largest single investments you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and un-expected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about a prospective property. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs, builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance items and systems which may be reaching the end of their life
  • Do I have to be present for the inspection? While it’s not necessary for you to be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended you be present for a period of the inspection or at minimum the inspection wrap-up. By observing and asking questions at the end of the inspection, you will learn a great deal about the condition of the home, how its systems work, and how to maintain it. You will also find the report easier to understand if you’ve seen the property first-hand through the inspector’s eyes
  • What if the report reveals problems? No house is perfect. If the report reveals problems, it does not necessarily mean that you shouldn’t purchase it, only that you will know have a better understanding of the home’s true condition and what to expect in advance. Additionally, a seller may be willing to re-negotiate terms of a current purchase agreement pending the scale of certain findings or costs associated with findings revealed from the inspection
  • Can a seller have their home inspected prior to listing the home for sale? Yes. A Seller’s (pre-listing) inspection can identify concerns with a home prior to listing and allow a seller the opportunity to correct problems prior to listing. In this way, Buyers are generally more confident in their purchase and additional stresses and contingency constraints can be lessened or eliminated entirely from a real estate transaction.
  • If the home proves to be in good condition, did I really need an inspection? Definitely! Now you can complete your home purchase with full peace of mind and have a better understanding to a home’s major components and systems. You will also have had the opportunity to ask questions on a prospective property and gained maintenance information which will lessen or eliminate future problems.
  • Do I need an inspection on a brand new or newly constructed house? Yes. While new homes will have less issues than old, a professional inspection can identify poor workmanship, improper installation methods and assist you in understanding the maintenance and systems of your new home.