Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is a limited, non-invasive examination of the condition of a home, often in connection with a real estate transaction. In the state of New Jersey home inspections are performed by licensed home inspectors. The inspector prepares and delivers to the client a written report of findings. The client then uses the knowledge provided to make informed decisions regarding their potential real estate purchase. The home inspector describes the condition of the home at the time of inspection but does not guarantee future condition, efficiency, or life expectancy of systems or components.

Who needs a Home Inspection?

The answer is you do! The US Department of Housing and Urban Development recommends that all homes be inspected by a licensed inspector before the purchase of a home. It can greatly benefit buyers by revealing the conditions of the home and any potential issues that may jeopordize your pending investment. The trained and experienced eyes of an unbiased and objective home inspector can discover these problems during a home inspection. WIth real estate prices through the roof, it is in your best interest to protect your investment and have an inspection erformed by a qualified home inspector.

When should I get a Home Inspection?

Home inspections are generally conducted after the initial contract is signed between the buyer and seller. This sales contract is conditional upon a satisfactory home inspection in what is known as the inspection deadline period. The inspection deadline period usually ranges from 7-14 days but may be longer or shorter depending on the agreement, so it is recommended to schedule a home inspection as soon as possible.. The purpose of the inspection is to present the buyer with an overall view of the physical condition of the home. After the inspection is completed, a written report is prepared for the home buyer which documents the results of the inspection. Although a home inspection should emphasize the positive characteristics of a home, the information can also help you to negotiate a lower price on the home, based on problems that may be discovered.

What does a Home Inspection cover?

A complete home inspection should cover all of the major systems of a house. This will include the structure, exterior, roofing, electrical, heating, cooling, insulation, plumbing and interior of the home being purchased. At a minimum, an inspection should meet the Standards of Practice of NJ.

What does a Home Inspection cover?

A complete home inspection should cover all of the major systems of a house. This will include the structure, exterior, roofing, electrical, heating, cooling, insulation, plumbing and interior of the home being purchased. At a minimum, an inspection should meet the Standards of Practice of NJ.

Are there other Insepction Services offered?

Yes there are additional services offered by most home inspectors will the proper qualifications. Mold testing, Radon Testing and Wood-Destroying Insect inspections can be added to a home inspection for an additional cost. Often times Inspectors will give you a “packaged deal” when additional services are combined with a home inspection. Additional services may be performed separately, but this will usually come at a much higher cost.

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