"A home inspection is probably some of the best money
you will ever spend when you are purchasing a home or a
A licensed, experienced and competent home inspector is
worth his weight in gold!
We have a network of home inspectors who we recommend
and have worked with for over 22 years who are
excellent, informative and provide invaluable
information to you as a buyer.
The home inspector takes about 2 hours or so to inspect
your prospective purchase. He is looking for major
structural repairs, such as roofing, plumbing,
foundation, electrical, framing, deck problems, code
violations, he also checks things such as your air
conditioning systems, all your toilets, sinks, tubs,
garage door openers, etc, and also all of your
electrical outlets inside and outside of the home. He
will also look at the fireplace if it has one, inspect
the outside chimney, check out all of the interior doors
and windows to look for any "seal failures". He will
also check your heating and hot water system, water
conditioning system if there is one. He will be giving
your home a thorough "check-up".
When he is finished, he will write up a report, note the
repairs he feels need immediate attention by the seller,
also give an estimate of what the repairs should cost,
and then we look over the report together, and if
necessary, negotiate any repairs with the seller.
Usually at the time of the home inspection, a pest
inspection is also performed. A licensed pest inspector
arrives at the same time of the home inspector and goes
through the home to look for any wood boring or wood
infestation insects, such as termites, carpenter ants,
powder post beetles, or carpenter bees. If there is any
infestation noted, a report will be issued and signed by
the inspector, and that will also be discussed and
negotiated by us to have the seller pay for any
treatment and if there are any damages caused, the
seller usually should pay for damages also.
The average cost for a home inspection in our area is
about $275-$300 depending on the size of the house. A
condominium usually runs a bit less.
The average cost for a pest inspection is $75.00.
A Pest Inspection is a requirement by most lenders today
and a home inspection is just a must do!"