Frequently Asked Questions about Home Inspections

What is a Home Inspection?

Home inspections are visual checks of the components and structure of a house. Effort is focused on finding items that are performing incorrectly or that might be unsafe. If the home inspector finds a problem, or even a symptom that might indicate a problem, they will make sure they include a detailed description in a written report and possibly recommend that the potential issue be evaluated further. If you are thinking about buying the property, you have to think about whether or not to tackle the repairs yourself or wait until the current owner fixes the issues before you purchase. An inspection report puts the buyer in a stronger position to negotiate who will perform the repairs, and even the final cost of the property.

Can a house fail an inspection?

In short, NO. Home inspectors do not give a pass or fail grade for a home. The report provided by the professional home inspector details the current condition of the prospective property at the time of the inspection including the physical condition and what they recommend needing to be repaired or even replaced.

How much time does a home inspection take?

Figure around three to four hours for each home inspection. Of course, this varies greatly depending on the size of the property, its age, and the condition of the house.

Should I be present during the inspection?

We definitely recommend that you be in attendance when the site is being inspected from beginning to end. In fact, it's often helpful to be present so the professional home inspector can tell you in person about any issues they see and respond to any inquiries you may have.

What is the cost for a home inspection?

Inspection price depends on the size of the house. Since bigger houses take a longer time to inspect, the fees for those are greater than they would be for a smaller residence. Even if you are thinking about purchasing a larger home, don't let the cost of the inspection stop you from getting one. The information that you will get from the inspection service is well worth the investment, and the lowest priced inspector is not necessarily a bargain if they don't inspect all areas of the home. Keystone Home Inspection provides very detailed reports and tries to cover every inch possible with our inspections so that we can give you a thorough inspection report. Make sure you compare the inspector's qualifications, training, experience, and even professional affiliations to determine whether or not to choose an inspection company.
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