Jim Roese Home Inspections provides a list of the most commonly asked questions about their process.
Can I attend the inspection?
Absolutely. We encourage clients to attend. The inspection is a personalized course in homeownership.
Do you tell us whether to buy the house?
No, we provide you with the knowledge to make an informed decision. We understand that the condition of the home is one of many critical pieces of the puzzle when buying a property.
How long does a home inspection take?
An average-sized, straightforward home takes two hours plus or minus 30 minutes. Older, larger, and more complex homes take longer.
The report writing process is typically about the same length of time as the inspection. Reports are sent to you the same day as the inspection.
How much does a home inspection cost?
Our home inspection fees start at just over $500 for a home and just over $300 for a condo.
WHY DO HOMEBUYERS NEED A HOME INSPECTION?
Buying a home could be the largest single investment the homebuyer will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, homebuyers should strive to learn as much as they can about the house before they buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. Through the home inspection process, homebuyers will have a better understanding about their prospective house, which will allow them to make decisions with confidence. If a homeowner is planning to sell their home, a home inspection can give them the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition..
AT WHAT POINT IN THE REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION SHOULD I SCHEDULE A HOME INSPECTION?
A home inspection is usually scheduled after an offer has been made and accepted, but before the closing date.
CAN THE HOME INSPECTOR ALSO REPAIR ANY DEFECTS HE OR SHE FINDS?
What if your home inspector is also a licensed contractor? Sounds great, right? Not always. Although it may seem convenient to have an inspector who is also a contractor, it poses a conflict of interest. According to InterNACHI’s Code of Ethics:
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE INSPECTION REVEALS PROBLEMS?
If your home inspection reveals any problems, it is important to understand the severity of the defect. For example, a missing shingle or dirty air filter can be easily fixed at a low cost. However, if the defect is more extreme, such as a major foundation crack, wood-destroying organism infestation, or evidence of mold, you should find out how these problems can be addressed, and whether you can negotiate their cost with the seller