Five-Points Home Inspection Services is here to give you peace of mind about the home you’re purchasing. As a homeowner myself, I understand the importance of having a professional inspector give an objective, unbiased report on the property you’re looking to purchase. My inspections aren’t a “Pass/Fail” test, it’s an honest report of the condition of the home, based at the time of inspection. I want to ensure that you’re fully aware of any potential defects of the home, prior to investing in it.
“A home inspection helps a buyer make a more informed decision about the home they are considering buying”
A home inspection is a “visual assessment of a house’s physical structure and mechanical systems, including the roof, ceilings, walls, floors, windows, and doors.”
It’s best to hire a certified professional, a member of ASHI or InterNACHI, and it will cost about $300 to $500.
Home inspections are a critical part of the home buying and selling process. Failure to obtain a home inspection could potentially cost you a great deal of money and hassles in the long run. Uncover valuable tips on the importance of a home inspection, what to expect from a home inspection, legal issues and case summaries regarding home inspection due diligence, and helpful links to a variety of professional home inspection organizations. What is a home inspection? A home inspection is a visual assessment of a house's physical structure and mechanical systems, including the roof, ceilings, walls, floors, windows and doors. The inspector will check that major appliances are functional, scrutinize the heating and air-conditioning system, examine the plumbing and electrical systems and may even poke around in the attic and basement. The goal of a home inspection is to uncover issues with the home itself. Inspectors won’t tell you if you’re getting a good deal on the home or offer an opinion on the sale price. What's included in a home inspection report? A good home inspection report is extensive, containing checklists, summaries, photographs and notes. It may estimate the remaining useful life of major systems and equipment, as well as that of the roof, structure, paint and finishes. The critical information will include recommended repairs and replacements, too. An inspection is not a pass-fail exam. No fixes are mandatory after a home inspection, though it may uncover issues that prompt further negotiations with the seller. You’ll learn much about the home and gain confidence in the decision to move into your new address — or find out enough to pass on the purchase. What happens during a home inspection? A home inspector should take several hours to complete a detailed walk-through of the home you’re looking to buy. During that time, the inspector will take notes and pictures and, if you’re tagging along, comment on what they see. Most importantly, the inspector will provide an objective opinion on the home’s condition, detached from the emotional rollercoaster you’ve been on during the home buying process. An inspector might have a thought or two on child-safety issues found in the home, but again, that depends on the inspector’s experience and competencies. And a home inspector doesn’t necessarily determine whether your home is compliant with local building codes. They also won't comment on anything aesthetic, unless it betrays a larger problem. For example, they may point out a ceiling stain that indicates water damage. Although inspectors should have a keen eye for detail, they won’t be able to detect the unseen. That means hidden pests, asbestos, mold or other potentially hazardous substances might go unnoticed. Areas that aren't readily accessible, like the septic tank, won't be covered, either. Those sorts of issues can require specialized evaluations.
Not all Home Inspectors are licensed as a Remote Pilot, I have the FAA UAS Remote Pilot Certification for you as an agent to provide your client with a unique aerial perspective of their potential purchase, which can give you an added advantage. This can very helpful especially for out of town clients to view the home and property to aid in their decision-making process. While my first priority is to inspect roofs by walking them, all roofs are not accessible or safe to walk on, which can certainly limit some Inspectors from doing a full comprehensive home inspection. I can provide this service as a single line item, or an Ancillary Service.
The cost of services may be adjusted on Square Footage and the Age of the home. Fees for Inspection Services (up to 2000SF):