What is a home inspection? A home inspection is a comprehensive analysis of the home in its current condition. The home inspector will visually inspect all components of the home including but not limited to, the foundation, exterior structure, roof, chimney, windows, doors, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, attic, flooring, and appliances. This is the buyers time to evaluate the home without interference, consult with the home inspector, and measure / plan for occupancy. The home inspection typically takes 2-3hrs and costs start at $300 – $1500 depending on sale price, size, age, and additional services performed.
Additional services are typically scheduled with the building inspection and are performed at the time of inspection. Some common additional services are, sewer scope, radon testing, gas/mechanical inspection, termite inspection, mold testing, asbestos testing, lead testing, pool, and chimney. Additional services costs are in addition to the building inspection cost.
The home inspection process is designed to give you the buyer time with the inspector to visually inspect the entire home. A good inspection will identify all safety hazards, along with defects, and general maintenance items. The report will separate the major and minor items providing the information to the buyer and realtor for negotiations. Follow up consultations are available with the inspector to ensure all questions and concerns are answered.
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