Home Inspections FAQS

Home Inspections FAQS

WHAT IS THE PRICE OF A HOME INSPECTION?

A home inspection costs depend on the size of the house and any additions such as pools or external structures. Although some new inspectors charge less, you can generally expect to pay $350-500 for a basic inspection of your home. This does not include any add-ons.

WHO SHOULD PAY FOR A HOME INSPECTION?

A home inspection is usually paid for by the buyer as part of “due diligence” when buying a house. The buyer might be able to negotiate with the seller to pay some of the cost of the inspection as part of the “seller concessions”.

IS HOME INSPECTION A PART OF CLOSING COSTS?

Yes, closing costs can be estimated by real estate agents. They include all additional costs associated with buying a house. The home inspection in Newport fee is payable when it is completed, not at closing.

DO HOME INSURERS CHECK APPLIANCES

Yes, home inspectors inspect all major appliances and built-in appliances that will be sold along with the home. These include water heaters and HVAC systems, washers and dryers, and stoves and ovens. The inspectors usually only inspect appliances for basic functionality.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET A HOME INSIGHT?

Depending on the size of your home, home inspections typically take between 3-and 4 hours. This process may take longer for larger homes. Because we conduct team inspections on-site, it takes only 1-2 hours for I&O.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE A HOME INSPECTION REPORT?

Within 1-2 days of the inspection, a home inspection report will usually be sent to your address. The home inspection report summarises all the main findings.

DO YOU REQUIRE A HOME INSPECTION?

Although it is not necessary, it is good to have the home inspected before you buy it. A home inspector may find problems that you weren’t aware of, even if you are confident in the home’s condition. You may be able to negotiate a lower cost, which can make a home inspection well worth it.

A HOME INSPECTION AND APPRAISAL OF THE SAME THING?

No. No. A loan application will require an appraisal but not an inspection.

CAN YOU GET AN APPRAISAL BEFORE A HOME INSPECTION?

Yes, you can. You will need to pay an appraisal. It is best to have the inspection done before you buy the home. If you don’t decide to purchase the home due to major issues or other deal breakers, you won’t have spent the money on an appraisal to get the loan.