Home Inspections

Your home inspection should cover the structural elements of the home, including:

  • Foundation
  • Roof
  • Exterior surfaces
  • Doors and windows
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Insulation
  • Appliances
  • Heating/air-conditioning

Outdoor elements should also be inspected:

  • Driveway’s, sidewalls
  • Other buildings to be conveyed with the property
  • Porches, patios, balconies
  • Septic tanks

Ten Questions to Ask a Home Inspector

  1. What are your qualifications? Are you a member of the American Association of Home Inspectors?
  2. Do you have a current license? Inspectors are not required to be licensed in every state
  3. How many inspections of properties such as this do you do each year?
  4. Do you have a list of past clients I can contact?
  5. Do you carry professional errors and omission insurance? May I have a copy of the policy?
  6. Do you provide any guarantees of your work?
  7. What specifically will the inspection cover?
  8. What type of report will I receive after the inspection?
  9. How long will the inspection take and how long will it take to receive the report?
  10. How much will the inspection cost?