BUYING OR SELLING A HOME?

The process of buying a home can be stressful.  A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect in the midst of it all.  You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time.  A written report, a checklist, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection.  All this, combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself, makes the experience even more overwhelming.  What should you do?

Relax

 

Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies for various systems and components, and minor imperfections. These are useful to know about.  However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:

 

  1. Major defects (Ex. Foundation cracks, structural failure)

  2. Things that lead to major defects (Ex. A small roof leak)

  3. Things that may hinder your ability to finance, occupy, or get insurance

  4. Safety hazards (Ex. Exposed wiring, potential fire hazards)

 

Anything in these categories should be addressed. 

 

Keep things in perspective- no house is perfect. A home inspection evaluates over 400 different areas and details of your home, and there are areas where improvement is needed in just about every home- even newly built ones! Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection.  But often, a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property.

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Complete Home Inspection provides a thorough assessment of the systems, structure, and safety of your home at competitive and affordable prices. Not only do we utilize the most current training and information available, but also employ new technology and methods like drone inspection and infrared thermal imaging.

Additional inspection Upgrades are also available for those who may want a more detailed look at the their home, to help prevent unexpected repairs due to sewer issues, insulation deficiencies, and moisture. 

All information gained at the inspection and other details about the home are generally shared at the end of the inspection (if the client is present,) and then compiled into an easy to read report, which is typically delivered within 24 hours. Reports are sent in two formats, as a link and a PDF, so they can read either online or saved as a file for later reference.  

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At Complete Home Inspection, we strive to provide the highest quality inspection services, to ensure our customers can make an informed decision about their real estate transaction and have complete peace of mind.  We know that buying a house is not just the purchase of a building, but of a home, where families will live and memories will be made. In order to best service our clients, we continually strive to grow in knowledge, capabilities, and services offered. To learn more, visit our "About Us" page.