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