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Home Inspection Grand Prairie: FAQ

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Buyers often ask, “Why get a home inspection?”

Some people know a lot about a home. Some don’t. But, a professional home inspector has the right tools, experience, and training needed to inspect your home thoroughly.

Inspections reveal problems. Sometimes problems that cannot be seen.

This insures you are making the right investment. It builds confidence. Confidence you need when making a financial decision.

This guide will answer common questions about home inspection.





What is a home inspection?

It is a tool that builds confidence for a home buyer, seller, or owner.

A home buyer wants to know if the home is worth the price. It’s proof of a good investment. Free of major flaws or hidden damage.

A home seller wants to justify the price of their home. From this view its a selling tool that instills confidence in buyers.

A home owner wants to claim warranty issues before times up. Most home warranty honor results found in an inspection.

If you’re a buyer, seller, or owner searching for “home inspection Grand Prairie” online you’re in the right place. Let us provide you a detailed report about your home.





When is a home inspection required?

They are required if stated in a contract. A buyer could insist on one passing as part of a deal. An owner may be required to have one to make a claim on their home warranty.





What home inspection should I get?

That depends. If you’re buying a home get a buyer inspection. If you’re selling a home get a seller inspection. If you’re warranty is about to expire get a home warranty inspection. If you think you’ve got termites get a termite inspection. If you see or smell mold get a mold inspection. The list goes on. What’s important here is that you insure the home inspection company in Grand Prairie has the proper certifications to handle the specific type of home inspection you need.





Where to find a home inspector?

It is always best to work with a referred inspector. Your real estate agent should be able to recommend one to you. You can ask your friends or family for referrals. You can also get a referral through the American Society of Home Inspector’s website (ASHI).

Another quick way is to search online. For example, type “home inspection Grand Prairie TX” into a search engine and review the results. Make sure to look at reviews and see that they’re certified in the type of home inspection you need.





How does home inspection work?

Once the inspector arrives, they check both inside and outside the home. After that, they review any damages or problems found, then write a report with these findings.





Who does home inspections?

All home inspections should be carried out by well trained, qualified, and certified inspectors. Hire from a reputable company in Grand Prairie that can deliver the report on time.





Who are the best home inspectors?

To get value for money, you should only hire the best. If you want to know the best, always look for one with a clean track record. You can always ask for referrals from previous home buyers or read reviews from other residents in Grand Prairie.





What a home inspection covers?

It generally covers the physical structure of the home such as flooring and important systems such as electrical.

It does not cover things like termites or mold. These require special licenses and are usually add on services.





Who pays for an inspection?

That depends. A seller may pay to help sell their home. A buyer might pay to build confidence in their decision. A homeowner may pay to fix their home under warranty. A contract may specify a party is required to provide an inspection.





When do you pay for an inspection?

Most inspectors take payment after completion of their inspection.





Who pays for repairs after a home inspection?

If not stated in writing, the person who needs the repairs pays for the repairs. The seller may pay if they have yet to find a buyer. The buyer may pay if they are desperate to move in. A homeowner may pay if the repair is outside their warranty. If inside their warranty, the warranty would cover the repair.





Who attends a home inspection?

Anyone having an interest in the home may attend. Home inspectors usually have no problem answering questions and teaching those present about the home and what, if any, maintenance and repairs are needed.





What to do during a home inspection?

Pay attention. Ask questions. Write down responses. Review the report with your inspector. Get recommendations on how to proceed after. Experienced inspectors will take you by the hand through the entire process.





What to look for during a home inspection?

Keep an eye out during the inspection. Look for signs of wear and tear. You don’t have to have special skills to know that something doesn’t look right. Alert your inspector if you see anything that looks in need of repair. They’ll be able to quickly asses whether or not what you see is note worthy and place it in the report.





Where do home inspectors look?

Home inspectors look in a lot of places. The main structures they look at are walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, roof, foundation, basement, and attic. System-wise they look at electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and insulation.

These are only a subset of what they look at. You’ll receive a detailed report showing exactly what was looked at in your home.





What do home inspectors look for?

Inspectors are looking for wear and tear in both the structure of your home and the in the systems running in your home. It’s their job to identify issues that require attention. It’s your job to fix what they report.





What home inspectors can and can’t do?

A home inspector can detect problems or damages to a home depending on their certifications or licenses. Without certifications or licenses for things like termites or mold, home inspectors are limited. It’s best to ask for credentials before hiring a Grand Prairie home inspector.





How long does a home inspection take?

On average, an inspection can take anywhere between 2 – 4 hours. This depends on the condition of the house and the size of the property.





How much do they cost?

The cost varies according to the size of your home. You can pay between $300 and $500. Always ask how much an inspector charges before hiring them.

In as much as the law does not require home inspections, you will be glad you did it. It is one of the ways of protecting your investment. It is better to know and address any issues with the home before committing to it.





References

“Find Your Answers to Home Inspection Cost and Home Inspection Service Questions.” FAQs on Inspection | American Society of Home Inspectors, ASHI, https:// www.homeinspector.org /FAQs-on-Inspection.

Wild, Megan. “What to Expect From a Home Inspection.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 23 Mar. 2018, https:// www.nytimes.com /2018/03/23/realestate/ home-inspection.html.

“Home Inspection Checklist: What to Expect on Inspection Day [VIDEO].” Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy : The Mortgage Reports, 24 July 2019, https:// themortgagereports.com /37715/ home-inspection-checklist-what -to-expect-on-inspection-day.

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