Home Inspection

Jan. 23, 2023

The Home Inspection Report

Home inspection reports are designed to comment on the condition of the property you have under consideration.  Some reports are completed onsite using a checklist with handwritten notes. Others are computer generated.  The most up-to-date inspectors will have a laptop, digital camera and portable printer onsite, and can ...

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Jan. 23, 2023

How Much Does an Inspection Cost?

Home inspection costs will vary depending upon many factors, including the home’s location, the Home Inspector’s capabilities, the size of the home, and more.  On average, you can expect to spend $450-$500 for a home inspection on a 2,500 square foot house.

Because of the variance in ...

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Jan. 23, 2023

What is Involved in a Home Inspection

When you pay a qualified home inspection professional to inspect your real estate purchase, you should expect an objective report on the current condition of the property – top to bottom, inside and out.  You should also expect to learn about needed repairs and replacements that may be needed ...

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Jan. 23, 2023

Pre-Screening a Home Inspector?

When you talk with a prospective home inspector, always check their credentials but also clarify what you expect from that person.  Home inspection associations recommend that you ask the following questions when you retain a home inspector:

  • What kind of training and credentials do you have?
  • How long have ...
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Jan. 23, 2023

Preparing for a Home Inspection

You should prepare for a home inspection carefully, repairing all known defects ahead of time, and clearing access for the inspector to all parts of the home.  The cleaning and possible repair work you do will not only will facilitate the inspection, it will improve your home’s marketability.

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Jan. 23, 2023

Home Inspection for Sellers

You may wish to take a proactive approach to selling your home and have it inspected when you put it on the market.  This allows you to prepare for issues a buyer might find and make repairs that could affect property negotiations.

A professional home inspection report by a ...

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Jan. 23, 2023

Finding a Qualified Home Inspector

Since most places do not regulate home inspections – or home inspectors – it’s best get advice from a REALTOR® or local Board of REALTORS® to be sure you get a bona fide qualified professional.  Most REALTORS® will recommend several inspectors for you to choose from.

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Jan. 23, 2023

What to Expect from a Home Inspection

Your Home Inspection will help you understand whether a home’s sale price is a true indicator of its worth, at least from the standpoint of structural soundness.  It takes much of the guesswork out of the purchase, protecting both buyer and seller.  While most Home Inspections fail to ...

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Jan. 23, 2023

Should All Real Estate be Inspected?

Absolutely!  While most lenders require a home inspection, it only makes sense to have an expert go over any new property you purchase.

When real estate is sold “as is” or as a “fixer-upper,” a home inspection can give you a “heads up” on whether the property’s needs ...

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Jan. 23, 2023

Home Inspections

Even if you’ve found what seems to be the perfect home, you need to find a home inspector to cast a critical and experienced eye on every aspect of the property.  Only then will you understand the true condition – and true value of the property.

It doesn’t just ...

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