We also recognize the current real estate market is extremely competitive. To assist both homebuyers and investors, we offer a new service called the pre-purchase walk & talk. Our inspection team will join you during the showing appointment to review the major components of the home and any specific items of concern. Call us today to learn more about this new service that could help you prevent a costly surprise.
What is a home inspection? A home inspection is a visual evaluation of your property, that will help protect your financial interest in what will likely be the largest purchase you make in your life. Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies and minor imperfections. These are nice to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:
- Major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure.
- Things to “Monitor” that may lead to major defects. A small roof-flashing leak, for example.
- Safety and health hazards, such as bad wiring or undetected mold.
- Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy or insure the home.
What is the value of a home inspection? Buying a house is probably the single largest investment you’ll ever make. As you consider which home is right for you, it’s important that you know what you are getting at the time of purchase (a factual picture of the good, the bad, and everything in between) as well as the additional funds needed over the course of home ownership to keep your home safe and well-maintained. From costly repairs to dangerous elements that might be hiding in plain sight, you want to be sure that you are covered on all sides. Knowledge about how to maintain your home moving forward, as well as understanding how to budget for repairs, will give you confidence and peace of mind as you go through home ownership.
What is the cost of a home inspection? Our home inspections start at $385. The price is determined by the square footage and age of the home. A larger home often has multiple systems and components to inspect and therefore, is a more involved inspection. Older homes are more complex, due to older materials and obsolete construction practices.