WHEN IS A HOME INSPECTION NEEDED?
A home inspection is needed when you are buying, selling, or investing in a home purchase.


IS THE INSPECTION AN INSURANCE POLICY OR WARRANTY AGAINST FUTURE REPAIRS?
NO!! A home inspector will never be able to predict repair or maintenance items encountered when buying a home. A number of the components of a house are concealed from the view of the inspector. An inspection does not constitute an insurance policy, rather it provides information regarding the condition of the home at the time of the inspection.


WHY DO I NEED AN INSPECTION?
Purchasing a home is probably one of the single largest investments you will ever make. You should know exactly what to expect in terms of its condition and possible repair and maintenance. After careful scrutiny of the house, I will present an unbiased, professional evaluation of the condition of the property BEFORE you buy it. With this advance information you can make a confidant, informed decision. You will feel better about the risks that are inherent in a purchase of this size. You will also be less likely to experience any surprises or overwhelming financial burdens later on.


CAN A HOUSE FAIL AN INSPECTION?
NO!! Inspectors do not pass or fail a house. A professional home inspection is simply an examination of the current condition of the house. A complete description of the home's condition and items in need of repair or replacement are noted.


DO I NEED TO BE PRESENT FOR THE HOME INSPECTION
It isn't necessary for you to be present at the inspection; however, being at the inspection will help you learn about your new home. The inspector can give you tips on maintenance and upkeep, and it's a good time for you to ask questions.


WHAT DOES A HOME INSPECTION COST?
Fees are determined based on the size, type, and location of the house. This small investment could save you hundreds of dollars in unexpected repairs.


WHICH HOUSES SHOULD BE INSPECTED?
Any house should be inspected regardless of age. New construction as well as existing homes may have defects. As a qualified inspector I use my experience of inspecting older homes to anticipate future problems in new home construction as well as looking for work that has not been completed.
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