Once you have made an offer on a property it is important to obtain a home inspection. CNY Preferred Home Inspections provide detailed information about the property you are purchasing in a concise easy-to-read manner.
What should you expect from a home inspection?
A home inspection is a visual inspection of the structure and components of a home in order to identify items that are unsafe or not working properly. If we locate a problem or something that is soon to be a problem, we will include a description of the situation in your written report and may recommend further evaluation. Before you close on the purchase of your home, it is important to evaluate any repairs that are needed and identify who is going to pay for them.
Why is a home inspection important?
Emotion often affects the buyer and makes it difficult to see potential problems with their new home. A buyer needs a home inspection service to identify all of the potential problems prior to purchasing/closing. As soon as you receive your report, review it and make a list of items that you think the seller should address prior to closing. Then get with your realtor right away. While the home inspection is not intended to be a tool for renegotiations, many times it becomes one.
What if the report reveals problems?
All homes (even brand new construction) have problems. Solutions can be as easy as one of the parties agreeing to pay for the repair or simply an adjustment of the purchase price. If the inspector recommends additional inspection by a qualified person (like an electrician or plumber), you need to obtain that additional opinion within the time period allowed on your purchase offer if it is part of a contingency.
What does our standard home inspection include?
Our inspection report will review the condition of the home’s heating and central air conditioning system, interior plumbing, electrical systems, attic, visible insulation, floors, windows, doors, walls, ceilings, foundation and visible structure.
What should I NOT expect from a home inspection?
Our home inspection report is not a guarantee against future problems. Equipment like air conditioners can and will eventually break down. Our home inspection report attempts to reveal the condition for components when inspected.
A home inspection does not determine the value of a home. Nor will our home inspection services tell you if you should buy this home or what is the appropriate amount to pay for this home. For this type of insight, you should consult your realtor.
A home inspection is not a code inspection, insuring your new home complies with current building codes. Our home inspection will not pass or fail a house. Homes built prior to code revisions are not obligated to comply with today’s building codes. We will report safety concerns that may be in the current code such as ungrounded outlets above sinks, but are focused on “safety” not “code” when performing your home inspection.
Should I attend the home inspection?
It is often helpful to be there for your home inspection so we can explain and point out things we find and answer any questions you may have. This is a great way to learn about your new home even if no major problems are found. A word of caution: be sure to give your inspector time and space so he can do the best job possible for you.
What does a home inspection cost?
A basic home inspection generally costs between $325 and $375, with additional cost for added services. See our Contact & Rates section for details and to request a quote.
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