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A home inspection is not a guarantee or a pass or fail. It is a non invasive, non technically exhaustive visual inspection of the homes systems and components. A home inspection usually takes around 2 to 3 hours, but depends on size, age and complexity of the home. I encourage you to join me during the inspection to familiarize yourself with your new dream home, but it is not necessary. After the inspection you will receive an easy to read, easy to understand full report of your new home. I will then summarize the findings and answer any questions you may have. I adhere to the standards of practice and code of ethics set forth by North Carolina and South Carolina.
Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Unlike most professionals, you probably will not get to meet me until after you hire me. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods, and, yes, different pricing. One thing for sure is that a home inspection requires work — a lot of work. Ultimately, a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector’s own effort. If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my very best effort. This, I promise you.
North Carolina License: #4400
South Carolina License: #49343
ASHI is the oldest home inspection association founded in 1976 by a group of home inspectors with the common goal of building consumer awareness and enhancing the professionalism of their field. InterNACHI was founded in 1990 by Nick Gromicko. InterNACHI is the world’s largest inspection trade association and is the inspection industry’s largest provider of education and training. The InterNACHI school is the only home inspector organization accredited by the U.S Dept. of Education. Each organization requires yearly continuing education. I am a proud member of both organizations.
Buying a home is typically the biggest investment you will ever make, so it’s important to get a home inspection because the inspector should discover defects that may or may not be obvious to you. Some defects are simple repairs or replacements. Some are severe damage or safety and health concerns. Additionally, most mortgage companies require a home inspection before approving a home loan.
The cost of an inspection depends on the property. The age, size, location, outbuildings and adding any ancillary services such as septic, mold or radon testing all determine the cost of a home inspection. Give me a call and I will give you an exact price for your inspection.
No house is perfect. If your home inspection reveals any problems, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy the house. It is important to understand the severity of the defect. Each individual buyer has their own opinion regarding the importance of a defect. You should find out how these problems can be addressed, and whether you can negotiate their cost with the seller or possibly lower the selling price.
Yes, if the Inspection is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance of the inspection, a cancellation fee should be expected. When cancellations are made at the last hour it does not give time to schedule another inspection. Therefore, there is a $150.00 fee.
This is a great time for buyers to have a look around the home for themselves and look for any items of interest, or anything you may have questions about. It is also a great time for buyers to take measurements for appliances or furniture.
I encourage you to attend, but it is not necessary. It can be a great time to gain a better understanding of your new home. Even if you show up for a brief amount of time, it can be beneficial. If you cannot make it to the inspection you can always contact me with any questions you may have.
Our home inspections are for safety, structure, and mechanicals, not code compliance.