When it comes to home inspection services, many homeowners, or even potential homeowners have questions. To help answer some of these questions we at JMark Inspections would like to take the opportunity to answer a handful of the most common frequently asked questions.
What is Included in a Typical Home Inspection?
When they perform an inspection, the inspector follows specific guidelines, and it varies state by state. The minimum boundary is required, but most home inspection services go above the standards. For specific details, consult with the home inspection company you ultimately select for the service, and they will at least offer a quick checklist.
How Long Does a Home Inspection Take?
Mostly due to the size and age of the home, the time it takes to complete a home inspection will vary. Larger homes take longer than smaller homes for obvious reasons, but age of the home plays a factor too. In many instances older homes can take longer to inspect than a new home that is twice the size. Home inspections take 2-3 hours to complete on average.
Home Inspection Cost
Costs very for home inspection services. Based on different factors such as square footage, age, how many furnaces, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. is how most companies standardize their price. There are some additional services home inspection companies may offer that have extra costs. Your home’s location also plays a role.
Is a Seller or Buyer Responsible for a Home Inspection?
For most home inspections, the buyer most commonly requests and pays. The completion of a home inspection can be a common contingency in their purchase offer that requires it by the buyer. Buying home and any problems that come with it is something to consider. A home inspection is a safety net that protects one from falling into a poor investment. The information a homeowner gets from a comprehensive inspection helps a home buyer’s purchase decision. The seller may request the inspection in some cases. Before putting the property on the market, a pre-listing inspection gives sellers the opportunity to address any issues. Especially in the current seller’s market, buyer inspections outnumber pre-sale inspections.
Who Attends a Home Inspection?
The inspection attendance is ideal with the client, which is particularly useful for first-time homebuyers. In addition to the location of any water or gas shut-off valves, the inspector will help you get familiar with the mechanics of the home.
Who Pays for Repairs After a Home Inspection?
It is not the inspectors place to assign financial responsibility of any issues that may be found during the inspection process. The buyer can be in a stronger position for negotiation from undisclosed problems found during the inspection. All concerns and problems are addressed and documented in the report. From there, the concerned parties can negotiate the terms of the home’s value and price.
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A home inspection is an asset that can money from unforeseen home purchase expenses in addition to protecting your family. Outdated electrical systems, dangerous handyman work, improperly vented appliances, and more can be the source of a number of safety problems. If you are looking to invest in home inspection services, whether you are buying, selling, or looking to prioritize maintenance for your home, call JMark Inspections and let us assist you!