Do I need an inspection before I buy


Why should I get an inspection?

The purchase of a home is usually one of the largest purchases a person makes throughout their lifetime. Having a clear understanding about the condition of the home and property can provide knowledge and also provide savings for the buyer should an issue be found. Knowing the condition of the home and the potential need for major repairs before the purchase can help minimize any unpleasant surprises that could arise after closing. The goal of the inspection is so you will have a much clearer understanding of the property before purchasing.

Can I have my current home inspected before selling?

If you are planning to sell your home, having an inspection performed prior to listing can make you aware of any issues that your current home may have.  This knowledge can give you the edge for any potential buyers.  In the need an issue is found, have the issue addressed and fixed can leave you in a better position for selling.  A homeowner can take preventative measures which might avoid costly repairs in the future. 

Do I need to be there during the inspection?

Being at the inspection is by no means mandatory but is recommended.  By being at the inspection we can go through any findings that have been found and discuss them first hand.  All items however will be included in the written report.

How much will it cost?

A Typical inspection will range is cost from $250-$300.  An inspection cost is based upon the size of the home and any additional buildings, etc. that are requested to be inspected.  Feel free to call for an accurate fee for your inspection.  

Who pays for the inspection?

 Typically the client pays for the inspection of the home. The Inspector works for you. The report cannot be given to anyone else without your written consent.

Is this a Pass or Fail?

An inspection cannot fail.  An inspection is a written report of the conditions of the home.  These conditions are based on my professional opinion as an inspector.  The findings are for your (the buyers) information.  What you do with the information is strictly up to you.  Its your house; or future house.