What to expect during a home inspection

What to expect during a home inspection

Buying or selling a home and moving can be a stressful and exciting experience. Don’t forget to schedule your home inspection while you’re checking off items on the seemingly endless ‘to-do’ list. Skipping or delaying this important step can add undue expense and time to the process.

Scheduling your home inspection

The average cost of a home inspection is roughly $300-500 depending on the square footage of your home. One of the best ways to find a home inspector is to ask for a referral from your realtor or someone you know and trust. HomeAdvisor or The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) can help you find a certified inspector in your area, and don’t forget to visit Yelp or Google to read reviews on the inspector’s online reputation.

The home inspection process

Upon arrival, the inspector should talk you through the process which includes a visual inspection around the home. The entire process takes 2-3 hours depending on the size of the home. Usually beginning on the roof and then inspecting all the major components of your home; such as the HVAC foundation, electrical, and plumbing.

The home inspection report

The final report is typically emailed in PDF format and will provide you with knowledge of any issues or defects of the home. A good report will be detailed and contain with notes, photos and summaries. Lastly, it should also include recommendations for repairs or replacements. Once your home inspection is complete, and you have your report, you are now informed and ready to move to the next phase of the buying or selling process.

Protect your investment by uncovering potential problems before you buy or sell by scheduling a home inspection. If you have questions regarding the process, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you’re interested in a no-obligation quote, please contact us at City to Sea Home Inspections.

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