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A formal inspection is usually conducted either just before or just after you make an offer to ensure the property is up to par and that there are no issues with the home. A home inspection may technically be optional, depending on the lender, but it is highly recommended to pinpoint potential problems with your new home. In general, most home inspections run between $300 and $500. The price varies based on the size of the home.
An inspector checks the safety of your potential new home. Home Inspectors focus especially on the structure, construction, and mechanical systems of the house and will make you aware of any issues that are find on the day of the inspection. The inspector does not evaluate whether or not you’re getting good value for your money. Generally, an inspector checks:
The electrical system
Plumbing and waste disposal
The water heater
Insulation and ventilation
The HVAC system
The potential presence of pests
Doors, windows, ceilings, walls, floors, and roof
An inspection can give you an “out” on buying the house if serious problems are found. An inspection also gives you the ability to renegotiate the purchase price if repairs are needed. Additionally, an inspection can help you to negotiate repairs that the seller must fix before you purchase the house.
You are not required to be there for the inspection, but it’s a good idea to meet with us at the end of the inspection. At that time, we will be able to answer questions about the report and point out any problem areas. This is also an opportunity to get an objective opinion on the condition of the home. This is a good time to ask general maintenance questions. If your home inspector discovers a serious problem, a more specific inspection may be recommended.