A buyer typically has up to 7-10 days from the date of an accepted purchase agreement contract to have the home inspection performed. Once the inspection is complete and the buyer is satisfied with the home, a lender will then order the appraisal and really get the ball rolling on the mortgage.
We can help you coordinate inspection appointment with the inspector of your choice. We will then confirm our inspection appointment with the seller’s agent.
You can use any home inspector you like. Some inspectors have different “levels” of inspection and can include items such as water testing, radon testing, and more. You should plan to pay the home inspector out of pocket at the end of the inspection. Many inspectors accept credit cards, in addition to cash or check.
The purpose of a home inspection is to determine the condition of a home. We are primarily looking for safety and structural issues that could affect the value of a property. In general, buyers can expect to take care of most handy-man type issues on their own after closing.
A home inspection usually takes 1.5 to 3 hours, but can vary depending on the size of the home. The home inspector usually begins inspecting the exterior of the home first, then moves on to inspect the interior of the home. Once the inspection is complete, the inspector will review the condition of the home with us. Ask as many questions as you’d like. You will receive an inspection report at that time.
If you have questions in the days or weeks after inspection is complete, you are welcome to call the home inspector for additional information.