Q: How long will the Home Inspection take?
A: Most Inspections take about two to four hours in addition to report preparation time. These times may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.
Q: Should I be present during the Home Inspection?
A: We recommend that you be present, in most cases near the end of the inspection, however you are welcome to be present from start to finish.
Q: Why use our Services?
A: The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly investments that a family will make. Along with the extra stresses this will add, there is also the fear factor of, “Will This Home Stand The Test of Time?” It is also important to know what YOU, as the primary investor, are getting for your money. Serving Myrtle Beach, N .Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, SC
A home inspection is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of the home, but to also help foresee any immediate unnecessary additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a home inspection. Home inspections are not a prediction of future performance, but can pinpoint existing problem areas.
Q: Why can’t I have someone in my family who is very handy or a contractor, inspect my new home?
A: This is the biggest mistake many potential new homeowners make when purchasing a home. Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional home inspection is a unique skill like no other. Professional inspectors get what we call an inspector’s instinct for problems. That instinct takes extensive training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop. Many contractors and other trades professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase.
Q: Do I need a home inspection when my bank is having the home appraised?
A: Yes! A home appraisal is an independent evaluation of the current market value of a home or property. A home inspector conducts a thorough evaluation of the home’s major systems and structural integrity. Whereas the appraiser is typically working for the bank, the home inspector is working for you. The home inspector identifies items that need replacement or repair prior to closing, which can save you thousands of dollars.
U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD) requires buyers sign a “Consumer Notice” advising them to get a home inspection in addition to a home appraisal before purchasing a home with a FHA mortgage. Additionally, HUD now allows home buyers to include the costs of appraisal and inspection in their FHA mortgage.