In your excitement to buy a home, it’s easy to miss a small crack in the foundation, some leaky pipes under the house, or a roof that needs to be replaced.The sellers worked hard to make the home look as desirable as possible, but looks don’t tell the whole story. That’s where your home inspection comes in. Your home purchase is one of the biggest investments of your life, and it’s important to know exactly what you’re buying. The best way to ensure this is through a professional home inspection.
After you have an executed contract you usually have 10-15 days to get a home inspection, which the buyer pays for. The costs vary depending on size of home. The inspector will examine the home’s structural systems and give you a written report detailing any problems found. The inspection takes a few hours. If you cannot be there for the inspection, I can be there with the inspector. Some homes are sold in “As Is” condition which means the sellers will not pay anything for repairs. If the repair cost is too high, you have the right to cancel the contract within the time period specified. Other homes are sold where the seller pays up to 1.5% of the purchase price for repairs.
Depending on the property you are purchasing, there may be more than one type of inspection required such as wind mitigation, 4-point inspection, termite inspection, septic inspection, well inspection, a/c inspection, pool inspection, defective drywall inspection, and mold inspection to name a few. Discuss your requirements with your lender and home insurance agency and then discuss it with the home inspector that you choose.
Eagle Eye Inspections, Inc. Jeff Saunders, 941-468-3218
Harbor View Home Inspection, Larry Heitzenrater, 941-380-0244
Home Team Inspection Service, Tom Mahoney, 941-316-0557