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Understand home inspections

Q: How do I choose a Home Inspector?

A: Call up and ask about their credentials. You must feel that the

inspector is qualified, experienced and attentive of your needs.

 

Q: What should I look for in a Home Inspector?

A: When choosing a home inspector, ask if they’re qualified via property

industry certification. Also carry a conversation to make sure it sounds

like someone you would like to work with. This way you can feel

comfortable during the process and any customer service needs after the

inspection. Be sure to attend your inspection. That way, you’ll learn

as much as possible from your inspector.

 

Q: What will the inspection cover?

A: A thorough inspection covers everything from the roof to the foundation:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q: How long will the inspection take?

A: Most inspections take from a couple of hours to four or five. These

times vary depending on the size, age and condition of the home.

 

Q: Should I be present during the inspection?

A: We recommend that you be present for the inspection, however, if you

cannot be present for the entire time, we recommend that you and your

agent be present near the end for an on-site review and to address any

concerns.

 

Q: Why do I need a home inspection?

A: The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly

investments that a family will make. Along with the extra stresses this

will add, there is also the fear factor of, “Will This Home Stand The

Test of Time?” It is also important to know what YOU, as the primary

investor, are getting for your money. A home inspection is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of the home, but to also help foresee any immediate concerns or potential additional costs that may go unnoticed without the help of a home inspection. Home inspections are not a prediction of future

performance, but can discover existing problems and conditions.

 

Q: Why can’t I have someone in my family, who is very handy or a contractor, inspect my new home?

A: This is the biggest mistake many potential new homeowners make when

purchasing a home. Although the person you are considering may be very

skilled, they are not trained or experienced at professional home

inspections. Professional home inspection is a unique skill like no

other. Professional inspectors get what we call an inspector’s instinct

for problems. That instinct takes extensive training and lots of

experience doing inspections to develop. Many contractors and other

trades professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their

homes when they make a purchase.

 

Q: What if I have questions after the inspection?

A: You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment.

- Ceilings

- Floors

- Walls

- Doors and windows

- Chimney

- Fireplace

- Major appliances

- Electrical system

- Water heater

- Plumbing system

- Air conditioning

- Heating

- Attic

- Insulation

- Ventilation

- Roof and flashing

- Gutters

- Basement

- Crawlspace

- Foundation

- Grading

- Retaining walls

- Siding and trim

- Driveways and walk

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