Types of Inspections

What Is A Buyer's Home Inspection?

It is a visual inspection of the structure and components of a home to find items that are not performing correctly or items that are unsafe. If a problem or a symptom of a problem is found the home inspector will include a description of the problem in a written report and may recommend further evaluation. Before you close, you need to consider whether or not repairs are needed now and who's going to pay for them.

Home Seller's Inspections

In today's economy, buyers have more homes to choose from than ever before. Why should they stop and look at yours? What is different about your home? To catch the buyers attention, you need to offer an eye catcher such as "This home is inspected...no surprises!" Eliminate some natural fears of the buyer right away by letting them know that this home is in generally good shape or better. When buyers are surfing the web, they can pass right over your listing.

Just because you may think your home is in good shape, it does not separate it from the 100's of others that you may be competing with for the buyer's attention.

End of Warranty Inspections

Did your builder remind you that your 1 year warranty is about to expire? Not Likely. Your builder would just love you to keep that "I have a new house, don't worry, be happy" attitude. Unfortunately, when you go to sell that house in a few years, the trained eye of the buyer's inspector will likely find defects that you could have had the builder address under the warranty. The single, most important thing you can do to protect yourself and the investment in your house is to have an End of Warranty Home Inspection before your warranty expires.

Termite Inspection

If you plan to purchase a house, it is always a good idea to hire a company to do a full termite inspection before you sign anything. This way, you will increase the chance of finding out about any existing termite problems and negotiate the price accordingly. Even if the company does not find any signs of termite attacks, they will be able to provide you with detailed information about the risk of termite infestations in your region and point to sections of you house that are especially vulnerable to termite attacks.