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Home Inspection Common Questions

Below are answers to common home inspection questions. If you don’t see an answer to your question or need further clarification, please contact us.

Q: What is a home inspection?

A: A visual inspection of the structures and systems of a home from the foundation to the roof.

Q: Is a home inspection required?

A: No but some mortgage companies encourage them.

Q: Why should I request a home inspection?

A: To avoid a costly mistake by purchasing a home that needs major repairs.

Q: Should I get an inspection on my home before listing?

A: It is a good way to find out what repairs are needed and have them fixed before you put your property on the market.

Q: Who pays for the home inspection?

A: The buyer pays for the home inspection or negotiate that with the seller.

Q: How long does an inspection take?

A: On average about 3 hours.

Q: What happens if expensive damage is found during inspection?

A: You can negotiate the price of the property for repairs or have the seller to fix the issues or in some cases not make the purchase.

Q: How do I prepare for a home inspection?

A: Clean the house and make all systems accessible.

Q: Can I attend the home inspection?

A: It is recommended that the buyer attend the inspection so they can observe and ask any questions they may have.

Q: Can I perform my own inspection?

A: Yes but not recommended. The inspector inspects hundreds of houses and has the experience to find defects the homeowner may overlook.

Q: How long will it take to get the final report?

A: 3 business days or what is agreed on between the inspector and the client.

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