Get dependable, thorough and affordable property inspections, all performed by licensed and insured professionals with both inspection and construction experience. All fees include a detailed inspection report (including a breakdown of all estimated repair costs) and the opportunity to speak with the inspector(s) to discuss the findings.
Your real estate agent should ensure that there is an inspection contingency included in the contract. This contingency should state that the purchase is contingent on your obtaining a satisfactory home inspection report.
Before you purchase a home you should always get a complete conditions home inspection. Depending on the details of the property you may also need additional specialized inspections, such as a septic inspection, seawall inspection or well inspection.
A complete conditions home inspection (formerly known as a comprehensive home inspection) should determine the condition of the roof, plumbing, appliances, heating, cooling, electrical and sprinkler systems. The structure should be examined to ensure it is sound and to determine the condition of the doors, walls, floors, windows, ceilings, attic and interior and exterior structure. The property should also be checked for termites or any other wood-destroying organisms.
No. Unless you are purchasing a New Construction Inspection, the report will not indicate cosmetic deficiencies. Your report will include all functional defects of the inspected areas.
No. Your home inspection report will not include a recommendation as to whether or not to purchase the property. It serves only to make you aware of any flaws in the property, so that you can make an informed decision.
Your home inspection report will provide invaluable information about the condition of the property you are considering purchasing. If you hire Diversified Home Inspections the report will also include detailed, line-by-line estimates of the cost of needed repairs.
We recommend that you analyze the findings to identify the positive and negative features of the home, and then decide how to fit this information into your decision-making process. Pay special attention to the quality of the home’s construction, the maintenance, the quality of individual parts, replacement cycles and any improvements that have been made.
If you are not satisfied with the results of the home inspection, you can ask the sellers to make the indicated repairs, re-negotiate the sales price or, as a last resort, cancel the purchase contract.
For an average-sized home, a complete conditions home inspection will take our team about two hours to complete. In most cases your detailed inspection report will then be emailed to you on the next business day.
The type, size and location of the home determines the inspection fee. Keep in mind, though, that home inspections can save you money at the time of your purchase and help you to avoid unexpected expenses after you move in.