Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.
If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs.
If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.
No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement.
The cost of a home inspection usually comes out of pocket for the potential homebuyer. It is always best to choose one that is from a professional organization such as ASHI. Costs can vary, depending on the size of the home and the region in which you are making your purchase. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a typical range might be between $300 and $500. At PropSpex we thrive to keep these costs affordable and depending on the property may be lower than this range
Since an inspection usually involves looking at the roof, attic/crawl spaces, and areas that may be hard to reach, it may require hours to complete. On average a home can take approximately 3 hours to inspect. A commercial property may take approximately 6+ hours
Your home inspections report will be available to you within 24 hours of your home inspection. You will have a good understanding if you are at the inspection on what the condition of the house is and what will be on your report. We strive to have your report to you by the end of the inspection. When this is not possible your inspector should be able to give you an estimated time it will take to get the report to you.
While we don't require you to be there we highly recommend you make the time. You will be able to see first hand what potential problems exist now or may arise soon. The information you can gain from a typical inspection can be invaluable.