Home Inspections

Reasons for a property inspection:

Inspection ImagesPurchasing a home is usually the most important financial investment a family will make. You retain an attorney to protect you legally. The bank hires an appraiser to verify the value of the home. You purchase title insurance to protect your home against defects in the title. However, none of these expenditures evaluate the condition of the home.

A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a home. It is the opinion of an experienced and impartial third party who examines the different systems within the home and provides documentation as to their condition. A home inspection will carefully examine the home's condition, reveal defects, major and minor, and provide information on future maintenance requirements.

A home inspection is not a building code inspection nor does it establish the value of a home. There is no passing or failing. The inspector merely lets you know the present condition of the home. After the inspection, you will have a much clearer understanding of what you are purchasing. This will help you avoid unpleasant surprises and expenses after you move into your home.

Method:

The inspection is performed in accordance with the National Association and American Society of Home Inspectors “Standards and Practices” and includes a visual inspection of the condition of the following:


Results:

Upon completion of the inspection a report is submitted outlining the above noted conditions existing at the time of the inspection. The report will summarize the major points of concern and provide an estimated dollar value for repairs whenever possible. In addition, the inspection will highlight the positive aspects of the house. In fact, many of the house inspector’s observations or recommendations will help dispel home buyer anxieties and provide useful repair and maintenance suggestions.