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Frequently Asked Questions
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These are the most frequently asked questions we have received from our clients. The answers given are our professional opinion based on our many years of experience.

Why do I need a home inspection?
With the largest investment in most people’s lives in the balance, can you afford NOT to have an inspection? Most times the inspection uncovers defects which are many times more expensive to repair than the cost of the inspection.

How much does an inspection cost?
The price of inspections varies with the size and complexity of the home, but most homes can be inspected for less than $300, which is usually less than the cost of discovered repairs. The better question is: How much will an inspection save? See our "Services – Fees" section for an exact answer.

What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is simply a close look at the entire house including all of the systems of the house from the foundation to the roof.

What happens if a house "fails" the inspection?
A house does not “pass” or "fail" an inspection. The inspection is purely for information to be used by the client as they see fit. A buyer may ask for certain items to be repaired or for an allowance in lieu of repairs or may accept a house "as is".

How long does it take?
Expect as least 2-3 hours for a modest sized home.

Can I be at the inspection?
YES! In fact, we encourage clients to be present at the final portion of the inspection. While our reports are very detailed and have pictures included, there is no substitute for first hand knowledge.

What are some of the most common things found during an inspection?
Improper landscape drainage is without a doubt the most common and most destructive condition found during most inspections with damaged roofs being the next most common.

What do I do if problems are found during the inspection?
After the inspection report is delivered, work with your Realtor and decide what you want and what options are available.

When does the inspection take place?
On the typical transaction, the inspection is performed during the “option period” which starts just after the contract for sale has been accepted. Usually there is a window of 5 to 10 days to get the inspections done take any actions. Ask your realtor for the specific time table for your particular situation.

Why can’t I just inspect it myself?
Buying a house by its very nature is an emotional decision. A third party home inspection is by design an impartial and unemotional look.

An inspector is perhaps the only person who does not have a vested interest in the sale of the house.

Everyone else from the realtor to the buyer gets a reward from the completion of the purchase. In addition, most home buyers are not experienced or equipped to spot problems in wiring, plumbing, framing and mechanical systems.

Home inspector located in Dallas, Texas. We provide home inspections within a radius of 50 miles of Dallas. Some
of the cities we provide home inspection services include University Park, Highland Park, Allen, Frisco, Forney, McKinney, Murphy, Wylie, Richardson, Carrolton, Lewisville, Mequite, Plano, Dallas, Fort Worth, Little Elm,
Sherman, Prosper, Arlington, Grapevine, Irving, Celina and many other cities in the area.

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