Home Inspections and Warranties

Home Inspections & Warranties

Is a home inspection necessary?

Yes. Purchasing a house "as is" is a dangerous move. Major home repairs can cost thousands of dollars. Roof, plumbing, and electrical issues represent important, complex systems that are expensive to repair.


How can I find a home inspector?

One resource is your real estate agent. However, it might be a good idea to keep them separate from the agent. The yellow pages have a listing for inspectors. You can ask your friends for recommendations. Request their credentials, such as their engineering license or contractor license. Additionally, look up their references.


Front exterior view of well kept older home

Where can I find a home inspector?

Dian Hymer, author of "Buying and Selling a Home A Complete Guide," Chronicle Books, San Francisco; 1994, suggests searching for a home inspector who has credentials that can be verified. "Ideally, the general inspector you choose should be a contractor, engineer, or architect. Hire a home inspector who is a member of one of the industry trade groups whenever possible.

For its members, the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) has created official inspection standards and a code of conduct. ASHI membership is not automatic; it requires technical expertise in structures, as well as knowledge of the systems and appliances that make up those structures. The best places to look for an inspector are the phone directory, a real estate firm, and maybe a local Realtor association. The service has a wide range of prices. The average inspection cost is $400, however expenses increase as the breadth of the inspection increases.


What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is when a professional inspector examines the home for flaws or other issues that could later cause the owner trouble. These inspectors are frequently contractors or engineers. They are frequently compensated by or act as the buyer's representative. After a buyer and seller have signed a purchase agreement, the inspection often occurs.

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