Home sellers are more frequently having a property inspection before they place it on the market. A Pre-Listing Inspection allows the seller to have an opportunity to repair any items that were uncovered during the inspection. The seller could also highlight the positive items that were uncovered. Knowing the exact condition of a home before it is listed can reduce the anxiety and stress of the sale.
A Pre-Purchase inspection is performed before the purchase of a property. It usually is completed after a formal offer is made. Make sure that a Pre-Purchase contingency is in the contract.
A pre-purchase inspection will reduce the risk of costly surprises to one of the largest investments most people make. It will also help in budgeting future costs associated with maintaining a home. The ultimate benefit of a pre-purchase inspection is that you will have a sound basis to make an informed, educated, and comfortable decision regarding the investment of a home.
Building a new home or adding an addition is a tremendously complex endeavor. It involves a builder or a general contractor, sub-contractors, and the local government. Most builders and sub-contractors have multiple projects that they are working on at the same time. It is nearly impossible to not miss something or to ensure that quality work is being performed. Some people assume that the state, local municipality, or county officials oversee these builders and contractors. To some degree, this is true. Although local government inspectors are usually involved, they rarely have the time to spend in the home to fully inspect it and they are usually only looking for code violations. There are problems with a home that are not code violations but could affect you and your family in the future.
A typical New Home Inspection consists of doing 2 inspections. The first inspection is called the rough inspection. It is completed after the framing and mechanicals (HVAC, electrical, plumbing) have been installed but before the drywall is installed. The emphasis is on the aspects of the home that will not be seen after it is covered by finished walls.
Inspecting the finished product before the homeowner takes possession of the home is the second inspection. This inspection is called the final inspection. A full inspection of the home is completed and any problem items can then be addressed before the closing.
All inspection reports are detailed yet easy to read. They will be completed within 24 hours and they can be e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to you. If you desire, the reports can be directly sent to your builder or general contractor.
For the size of investment it takes to build a house or addition, having a professional inspection of your home can pay big rewards by giving peace of mind and correcting any problems before they become an expensive surprise.
A Builders Warranty Inspection is done to prepare a list of items that will be covered under a warranty. It is typically performed around the 11th month after you have been in your new home. It is also performed around the 11 th month after an addition was completed. An inspection is completed and an easy to read, detailed report is given to you to review and discuss with your builder prior to your warranty expiring.