|Cost of inspections
Inspections range in price from seventy-five dollars for partial inspections to between one-hundred and fifty and three-hundred and fifty dollars for a whole house inspection, and are almost always paid by the buyer.
|Different types of inspections
The most obvious inspection you make will be the first. This can be as simple as taking an initial walk through the property at an open house or an individual showing.
|Homeowners' warranty plan
If you are buying a new home, or one that is less than ten years old, it may be covered by a Homeowners' Warranty or HOW. A homeowners' warranty protects a new house against faulty construction for ten years.
|Individual vs. whole house inspections
An individual item inspection is conducted by an expert who provides a detailed report of conditions in a particular area. The whole house inspector is a general inspector, covering many topics, and requiring broad knowledge.
Home inspectors have a broad knowledge of construction procedures and techniques. Some are engineers, some are licensed builders, some are very experienced in the field in which the inspection is called for, and would therefore be qualified to make an inspection.
|What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is an examination of a home by a licensed contractor or qualified inspector. The purpose of this examination is to make a reasonable effort to disclose the condition of the property on the day of the inspection.
|Who pays for repairs?
The person paying the cost of repairs is generally negotiated between the buyer and the seller. It depends upon the magnitude of repairs and whose interests are benefited the most.