This inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the areas of your home that are safely accessible and visible. I encourage my clients to read the InterNACHI Standards of Practice to know what will be inspected on your home. This generally includes but is not limited to the following:
This inspection (also called a Seller's Inspection) gives the seller information about defects that might be found later in a Buyer's Inspection so that they can be addressed before the property is placed on the market and without the stress of having to meet a deadline. Your inspection report will allow you to fix any issues before they cause problems when discovered by a potential buyer. This pro-active approach also demonstrates to the potential buyers that you have done the due diligence on their future home. It can give potential buyers added confidence in you as a honest seller and in the quality of the property you are selling.
When you find the house that is right for you and your family, you will need a home inspector to educate you about the condition of your new home. The purpose of this inspection is to disclose defects in the property that could materially affect its safety, livability, or resale value.
When should I have this inspection done?
After signing your contract you have the option to have an inspection done on your home. This will give you the opportunity to secure a qualified home inspector to do a thorough and objective evaluation of the property. This will give you additional confidence and peace of mind that you have made an educated decision on one of the most important investments you will make.
Even newly constructed homes have issues that need to be addressed - simply meant that "new" does not always mean "perfect". A new construction inspection takes place immediately prior to your final walk-through with your builder. Your builder should welcome the opportunity to have their home inspected by a private home inspector, as a chance for construction errors to be addressed before you move in.
Most new homes come with a standard one year warranty against building materials and workmanship. A Home Warranty Inspection is usually conducted in the 11th month after you have moved in to your new home to make sure your builder has time to address any problems discovered during the inspection and fix them before the expiration on your
We know that we need to have a professional inspection done when we buy our home, but once we take ownership, we often neglect to realize that this evaluation at the time of purchase is not a lifetime guarantee. A yearly Home Maintenance Inspection is a great way to identify any immediate repairs or projects while developing a future plan for others.
Do I need a professional home inspector? A professional home inspector is trained to identify problems in their early stages, before they cause extensive damage in need of an expensive repair solution.