Everything You Need To Know About A Home Inspection

Buying a home is one of the largest investments most individuals will make. While no single item can guarantee a completely stress free home purchase, a home inspection can provide some peace of mind to the buyer before they sign on the dotted line.

So about how long does a home inspection take? Well, it depends on the size of the property.

A typical home inspection, based on a 2,000 square foot home, should take around 2-3 hours. If your home is larger or smaller than 2,000 SF, that estimate may go up or down.

It will cost you anywhere from $400-$1000, depending on where you live and the experience of the home inspector.

A home inspector delves deep into the home and its condition, and alerts the buyer to any potential concerns. A home inspection increases the confidence of the buyer, and may relieve the anxiety of the seller in the event of a future legal action for an undisclosed problem with the home.

Regulations and requirements vary by state regarding what exactly is included in a home inspection. For example, California requires an inspection of energy efficiency as part of the home inspection.

If you’d like to bring a family member, contractor, or a knowledgable friend or two along with you, that is also allowed. After all, you are making an important and very expensive decision! You should enlist all the help you need.

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