Home Inspections

The home-inspection process is smooth sailing with the right agent by your side.

Getting A Home Inspection

If you have any questions or would like more information about getting a home inspection please Contact Us. If you are planning on buying your next dream home or property visit our Buying Page or if you are planning to sell your home or property visit our Selling Page.

Buying a home may well be the largest financial investment you will ever make. Naturally you will want to know as much as possible about the property before you finalize the purchase at closing. It's important to hire a knowledgeable, independent home inspector for advise on the overall condition of the property. The purchase contract usually requires specific time periods for each inspection, and it's critical that these time frames be met. Usually the cost for any and all inspections and re-inspections are paid by the buyer. Prices can range from $350 to $500 for whole-house inspections.

A residential specialist's goals are the same as yours:

- Structural - Defects caused by poor construction, soil movement, water or drainage conditions, settlement, fire, etc.

- Environmental Hazards - Including asbestos, lead-based paint, radon gas or any other toxic material.

- Roof - Can include framing members, decking and shingle condition.

- EMP - Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing - Should include electrical and plumbing systems, built-in appliances, heating and cooling systems, swimming     pool/spas, sprinkler systems and security systems.

- Termite - Report would show any visible infestation or visible damage caused by and wood destroying organism (termites, water damage, wood rot).

Many companies specialize in only one area of inspection, and others will group several together and offer a package price. Whichever route you go, assure yourself you're getting the inspections you need. Many can be found in the yellow pages or your Real Estate Professional can provide a list of several of each to choose from...


FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS, KEEP THESE TIPS IN MIND

Resources

Down Payment Isn’t Everything

Set aside 1-3% of your purchase price to cover unexpected fees and expenses.

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Plan Ahead

Specialists recommend holding at least six mortgage payments in the bank in case of emergency.

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DIY to Save

Based on the inspection, you may want to buy the home as-is for a lower cost, then tackle projects later on your own timeline and budget.

Preferred Lenders


Preferred Lender

Movement Mortgage

We exist to love and value people by leading a Movement of Change in our industry, Corporate Cultures and Communities.

Preferred Lender

Paragon Home Loans

It is our goal to provide our customers with the best mortgage products available. What makes us attractive to our customers is that we have partnered with many of the biggest and most diverse lenders in the country to offer a variety of programs and rates to fit the needs of all of our customers.


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