Scout Home Inspections
-Home Buyer Inspection
Whether its your first home or your 15th investment property, its always best to enter negotiations fully prepared with confidence and knowledge.
No home is perfect. Before listing your property, let us inspect it. Minimize those surprise expenses and seller concessions.
Pricing is based on square footage of the home as follows:
$350 - up to 2500 sq.ft.
$375 - 2501 to 3000 sq.ft.
$400 - 3001 to 3500 sq.ft.
$425 - 3501 to 4000 sq.ft.
$450 - 4001 to 4500 sq.ft.
$475 - 4501 to 5000 sq.ft.
over 5000 sq.ft. please call for a more accurate quote.
ALL Inspections include the following at NO additional cost:
-Home Owners manual
-First time pest treatment
What really matters in a home inspection:
The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you reassurance but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, checklist, photographs, environmental reports and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even more overwhelming.
What should you do? Relax. Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies and minor imperfections. These are nice to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories: 1. Major defects. An example of this would be a significant structural failure. 2. Things that may lead to major defects. A small water leak coming from a piece of roof flashing, for example. 3. Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy or insure the home. Structural damaged caused by termite infestation, for example. 4. Safety hazards. Such as a lack of AFCI/GFCI outlet protection. Anything in these categories should be corrected. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4). Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect.