What’s a home inspection?
A home inspection looks at the overall condition of the home and gives you a detailed report so you can make the necessary repairs (if you choose to).
An inspection is good for home sellers so buyers know what to expect before they buy.
Inspections are good for homebuyers, too, so they can adequately prepare for the cost of home repairs.
What does a home inspector look at?
An inspector will look at all things a seller or buyer cannot see on the surface. Things like the home’s structure, foundation, electrical, plumbing, attic, drainage, garage, and more. You will get a detailed report at the end of the inspection of what needs to be fixed, repaired, or maintained.
Do I need a home inspection?
A quick answer is no, but with a caveat. You’re not legally required to have a home inspection, but money lenders (the bank) usually require it in order to get approved for the loan.
Who to call for a home inspection
You may call a licensed home inspector or general contractor to look at the home.
There are many local home inspectors in your area. A quick Google search will show them.
Cost for a home inspection
A home inspection is rather affordable and tends to be around $315 for a complete overview.
If it’s smaller (1,000 sq ft.), it could be as little as $200, or if larger (2,000 sq ft.), it could be as much as $400.
Home inspections are not pass/fail
There are no things that will “fail” your home if it does not meet specific requirements. You will, however, receive a report of all the things that need to be repaired on the home, or will need to be repaired in the near future — giving you an idea of the cost the new home will require.
Because these inspections are not pass/fail, you are doing your due diligence to know what it will take to maintain the home before you purchase it.
Analytical Home Inspection is owned and operated by Cory Maynard, a licensed and practicing home inspector in Eugene, Oregon. Cory leads the local inspection industry with the most thorough and complete structural inspections available, providing easy to read digital reports. Schedule an inspection today before you sell or buy.