A home purchase is likely the biggest investment we will make in our lifetime. In doing so, you want to make the wisest/smartest decision for you and your family you can, that's where we come in. A quality home inspection is designed not to deter you from your purchase, but to help you make a more informed decision. Our goal is to identify potential concerns that you as the buyer can then weigh out to decide if this particular home is right for you and your budget. It just helps inform the buying decision to better understand what, if any concerns lie ahead.
When preparing to sell a home, we make certain to get it in order cosmetically, but sometimes don’t notice the structural or mechanical concerns that may be there simply because we are used to them. Having a licensed and capable Home Inspection completed BEFORE putting your house on the market will help you better understand your home and what expectations to have when it comes to negotiating with a potential buyer. There may be something you want to take care of before listing your home, or you may want to offer a credit to a buyer or simply find that your home is perfectly fine how it stands and that you’re asking price is on par with the home. It helps put your mind at ease knowing that the perceived value of your home is the actual value.
11 Month Warranty Inspection:
All home builders will put at least a 12-month warranty on the home. We can go in on the 11 months and do an inspection to help make sure there are no concerns that needed to be taken care of before the 1 year is up and they go unnoticed. This would be basically a standard home inspection checking all appliances, plumbing, electrical, etc.
Here is what is in the Inspection Report:
The home inspection is a visual, non-invasive inspection of the structure (foundation, attic, roof, walls, windows, doors), electrical system, heating and air conditioning system, plumbing system, installed kitchen appliances, garage door operators, and sprinkler system.
We also perform Phased Inspections to help you through the process of your new home. A Phased Inspections consists of us going through 4 stages of construction: Before the concrete is poured, after framing is up but before insulation, after the drywall is up, and then a final inspection upon completion.
What is a Home Inspection?A Home Inspection is a visual observation of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. Functioning accessible systems within the house that the Inspector deems safe.
Why should I get a Home Inspection?When we are looking at homes to purchase, sometimes we only see all of the great aspects of the home that makes us want to buy it and we don’t notice the flaws or areas of concern. A Home Inspectors job is to provide a non-biased view of the home, finding concerns or deficiencies that may or may not be a concern to you as the buyer. This allows you, the client to make a better informed buying and/or selling decision.
How much does a Home Inspection cost?A home up to 2800 sq. feet is $439.00. A home 2801 – 3999 sq. feet is $489.00 Homes that are 4000+ sq. feet are .13 cents per sq. foot. Sewer Scope - $175 at the time of inspection, $200 by itself. A $25.00 fee is added to homes with a crawl space (pier and beam foundation) if we are able to access and inspect. Additional outbuildings are $25.00 if requested. There may be Travel Charges depending on the location of the home to be inspected. We do offer a $50 PAY EARLY discount if you pay on the day of the inspection or before!
How long does a Home Inspection take?A quality, thorough inspection can usually be completed in 2.5-3 hours on most homes, but in certain circumstances can take upwards of 5-6 hours depending on the size and age of the home.
Should I schedule a home inspection before or after a contract?After. Most inspections are scheduled after a contract has been signed with the contingency the inspection comes back satisfactory of the buyer.
Should I be present for the Inspection?Yes. It is by no means required, but it is a great idea to be there for the inspection. Being able to see what the inspector sees and discuss your questions onsite is very valuable. An Inspection Report can look daunting and of concern at first glance if someone is not sure what they are looking at. Just because something is marked as “Deficient” doesn’t necessarily mean it is of great concern, and this is something the Inspector can talk you through while walking the house.
What happens if the Inspection reveals problems(Deficiencies)?How big of a concern a particular Deficiency is will differ from person to person. This is something you would want to sit down with your Realtor and discuss the options and possible negotiation points. We are happy to further discuss this quesiton over a phone call or in person. 806-786-6444
Can the Inspector also repair any Deficiencies he/she finds?No. A professional inspector should not attempt to provide a service for deficiencies he/she found during the inspection. In the state of Texas, an Inspector cannot legally provide professional services outside of the inspection for a minimum of 2 years.