What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a comprehensive review of the installation and/or proper function of most of or all system, appliances, structures…etc in regard to the home/property being inspected.
Why do I need to have a home inspection?
In Texas you do not have to have an inspection performed. However, it is highly recommended, whether you are buying a resale home or new construction.
*Just because it is a new home does not mean it is built correctly*
Can I attend the inspection?
Of course. It is recommended you attend the inspection so that your inspector can explain deficiencies and answer any questions you may have, especially if you are a first-time home buyer.
How long does a home inspection take?
For the average home…. The onsite inspection usually takes around 2.5-3 hours. This also will fluctuate depending on size and year built (older/bigger home will obviously take longer, usually).
What’s included in a home inspection?
Normal home inspections will include acessment of foundation, roof covering, attic framing and insulation, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, appliances coming with home, grading of yard, doors/windows, walls (interior/exterior). Optional systems would include irrigation systems, pools, hot tubs/spas. …….so pretty much everything we can get our hands on.
What happens if there are problems found during the inspection?
All deficiencies found during the inspection will be detailed in the final report that will be supplied to buyer. After that, your agent and/or you can use them for further negotiations with seller, as needed.
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What are some benefits of a home inspection?
Not only for knowing all deficiencies (whether it be from function, code, or installation), but also to get familiar with all the systems of the home. Also, the report can be used for further negotiations with the seller when buying a home.
How much does a home inspection cost?
The cost varies with each home because all homes are different. The inspection process can differ greatly from home to home. Rates are usually based on; square footage, year built, area of town, whether home is on a slab foundation as compared to pier and beam.
What are some good questions to ask during a home inspection?
Where are the water supply valve, breaker panel, HVAC system, GFCI reset locations, estimate of life expectancy of roof covering….. to name a few.
How should I prepare for a home inspection?
Recommended to write down questions you have been thinking of to ask inspector during inspection so you don’t forget. Be prepared to be there a while if you want to attend entirety of inspection. It is completely fine to follow the inspector around, however sometimes you have to let the inspector do his job and try not to interrupt his/her process, if possible.
Are you insured?
Yes, with E&O and GL insurance.
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