As a buyer, here’s what you can expect during a home inspection and an estimate of what it will cost you.
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What can buyers expect during a home inspection?
The home inspection is a visual inspection of the structure and its mechanical systems. The inspector will check out the plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling, and ventilation systems. They’ll also check out the walls, windows, doors, walkways, pathways, the driveway, and the garage facilities.
The inspector will be compiling a report during the inspection, so it’s best that you don’t follow them around while they’re doing so. Give them the space they need to do their job and check off their lists. If there’s something they see that they need to point out to you, they will.
A home inspection can cost anywhere from $350 to $600.
At the conclusion of the inspection, they’ll go over all of the details and make potential recommendations on repairs that might need to be made now. They’ll also be able to give you some guidance about future maintenance you need to keep an eye on once you own the home.
A home inspection usually takes between one and three hours, depending on the size of the home. The cost of an inspection also depends on the size of the home (including whether it’s on a crawl space or a slab), but it usually costs between $350 to $600.
If you have any other questions about home inspections or you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.