What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with the sale of that home.
Why should you consider a home inspection?
Ensure the home you buy is a good investment
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.
A home is likely the biggest purchase you will make
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.
Understand maintenance costs before purchase
One popular idea is that one percent of the purchase price of your home should be set aside each year for ongoing maintenance. For example, if your home cost $300,000, you should budget $3,000 per year for maintenance. Depending upon what the inspector may find.
Ensure that your home will be a safe place to live
Safety Issues if someone could get seriously hurt. Does a home inspector have a duty to warn not just the client, but also the occupants, real estate professional, and the owner of the property? We consider it our ethical and even moral duty to disclose to all relevant parties any imminent hazards they discover in the course of an inspection.