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A Advanced Inspections

Dallas, TX 78871
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection

Business Description

The owner of A Advanced Inspections has more than 20 years of experience in property inspections. Owner Robert Taylor has more than 15 years of experience as a licensed building contractor and more than 20 years of experience as a licensed home and termite inspector. The company provides full home inspections, which includes examinations of structural systems, electrical systems, heating and air conditioning systems, pools, and appliances. A Advanced Inspections provides inspections for pre-owned homes, pre-listing homes, new construction, and pre-drywall structures. Robert also specializes in construction consulting, foundation measurements (zip level), and infrared camera inspections, and is licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission, SPCS, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and many other profressional organizations.

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Advanced Inspection Service

Dallas, TX 75248
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  • New Construction Inspection

Business Description

The owner of Advanced Inspection Service is an ASHI-certified home inspector. The Dallas company provides new home inspections with inspections of major systems, including electrical systems, fireplaces, foundations, heating and air conditioning, and plumbing. Advanced Inspection Service also inspects for termites. Customers attest to the business' experienced inspectors and their thorough work.

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4.9
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4.8 / 5 (16)

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AmeriSpec Inspection Services

Grapevine, TX 76051
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection

Business Description

AmeriSpec Inspection Services is a Dallas home inspection company based in Grapevine. The licensed company is certified to inspect septic systems, construction, pools and spas, and for termites. Customers have praised the business for its thorough, detailed work and professional employees. AmeriSpec Inspection Services provides new construction, warranty, residential, and pre-listing inspections.

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4.8 / 5 (74)

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Anchor Inspection Group

Plano, TX 75075
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection
  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst

Business Description

Anchor Inspection Group is a Dallas home inspection company founded in 2013. The owner has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry and follows the NACHI Standards of Practice and the NACHI Code of Ethics in his inspections. The business inspects homes for both sellers and buyers. The company also tests for radon in homes. Customers have praised Anchor Inspection Group for its fast service and professionalism.

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5.0 / 5 (71)
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5.0 / 5 (39)

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Art Neidich Property Inspection & Consulting

Ferris, TX 75125
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Pool & Hot Tub Certified
  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst

Business Description

The owner of Art Neidich Property Inspection & Consulting has been inspecting homes for more than 25 years. The company is certified by HAAG, InterNACHI, and The Roofing Institute, and is a member of the Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association. The business serves realtors, investors, sellers, and buyers with full home inspections, thermal imaging inspections, lead paint inspections, septic inspections, pool and spa inspections, and WDI inspections. Art Neidich Property Inspections & Consulting is available for appointments seven days a week.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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License: 20150

Texas Real Estate Licensing Board

Crosstown Engineering and Home Inspection

Dallas, TX
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  • Home Inspection
  • Foundation Inspection and Repair
  • Structural Engineering
  • Drainage Engineering
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Septic System

Business Description

Crosstown serves residential clients in the Dallas metro and the neighboring communities. Its home inspectors, who are licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission, assess properties using a variety of tools. These include infrared scanners and foundation evaluation maps. They check different areas, components, and structural parts of a home, like roofs, walls, septic systems, and HVAC systems. The team also conducts termite and pool inspections. Since it started, the firm has completed over 20,000 inspections.

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License: 20150

Texas Real Estate Licensing Board

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4.9 / 5 (512)
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4.5 / 5 (7)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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License: 4088

Texas Real Estate Licensing Board

Good Home Inspection

10840 Eden Roc Drive, Dallas, TX 75238
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Drone Roof Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection
  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis
  • Green Certified
  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst

Business Description

Good Home Inspection has been conducting inspections for existing properties and newly-constructed homes in Dallas since 1996. The firm was established by "Bud" Rozell, who has a background in commercial property maintenance and is a licensed pest control applicator. Bud serves as the current chapter president of the Texas Chapter for the American Society of Home Inspectors, allowing him to become part of a network of professionals in the area. His custom home inspection reports cover aspects like physical structures and HVAC systems.

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License: 4088

Texas Real Estate Licensing Board

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4.6
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5.0 / 5 (12)

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Green Scene Home Inspections

Dallas, TX 75238
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection
  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis
  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst

Business Description

Green Scene Home Inspections in Dallas is fully licensed and certified. The business specializes in full home inspections, which include examinations of roofs, gutters, crawl spaces, water heating systems, electrical panels, insulation, and ventilation. The company also offers home energy inspections to evaluate insulation and HVAC performance, and identify air leaks. These results help determine how much energy and money can be saved with improvements.

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4.5 / 5 (9)

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GreenWorks

Dallas, TX 75201
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  • New Construction Inspection
  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis
  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst

Business Description

GreenWorks is a Dallas home inspection company that also specializes in pest control. The business provides full home inspections, which includes examinations of home foundations, windows, fireplaces, chimneys, electrical panels, and water heating equipment. GreenWorks is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and is a Certified Indoor Air Quality Inspector and Certified Pool & Spa Inspector. All of the company's members are members of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors.

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4.9 / 5 (976)
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4.5 / 5 (184)

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High Point Property Inspections

5706 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75206
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection

Business Description

High Point Property Inspections is a home inspection company that works with homeowners in Dallas and adjoining locations. Owner and inspector Marcus Butler has been a licensed professional home inspector since 2013. Butler and his team of home inspectors can be contracted to perform specific home inspection tasks. These tasks include pre-listing inspections, buyer's inspections, crawl space inspections, and 12-month builder's warranty inspections. The company also utilizes modern computer software for its home inspection reports.

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5.0 / 5 (132)

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Highland Engineering

Dallas, TX 75204
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  • Drone Roof Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection

Business Description

The owners of Highland Engineering have more than 25 years of combined experience in structural inspections, construction, and engineering. The business inspects residential properties, provides structural inspections, scans concrete, inspects firestops, and inspects commercial properties. The inspectors are certified by the International Firestop Council.

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4.0 / 5 (24)
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4.3 / 5 (22)
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5.0 / 5 (6)

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Home Inspection Solutions

Dallas, TX 75231
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Indoor Air/Mold Testing Analysis

Business Description

The owner of Dallas' Home Inspection Solutions has more than 15 years of experience in the home inspection business. The company provides full home inspections in the area and is a member of the Texas Professional Real Estate Inspectors Association the International Association of Home Inspectors. Customers attest to the business' quality work.

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4.6
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4.5 / 5 (55)
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5.0 / 5 (17)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Level Up Home Inspections

5633 Bandit Drive, Dallas, TX 75249
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection

Business Description

Level Up Home Inspections is based in Dallas, Texas, and was founded by Brian Fox in 2017 to provide the best and quality home inspection services. They cater to Commercial Inspections, Mobile/Manufactured Home Inspections, Tiny/MIL/Shed/Barn Inspections, Termite/Pest Inspections, Thermal Inspection, Pool/Lawn Sprinklers Inspections, Septic/Sewer Line Inspections. Level Up Home Inspections have received a hundred of five-star reviews due to their diligence, hard work, and perseverance. As per clients' testimonials, they are well trained, very friendly, and easy to approach.

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5.0 / 5 (277)
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5.0 / 5 (65)

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License: 10491

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North Texas Home Inspections

15105 Cypress Hills Drive, Dallas, TX 75248
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Pool & Hot Tub Certified
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection

Business Description

North Texas Home Inspections is a company based in Dallas. They offer residential inspection services and thermal imaging within the areas of North Texas. Their inspections cover the structure, electrical, plumbing, and appliance components of the property through infrared technology. They also offer termite inspections. The company is led by Dale Busbice who is a professional inspector with 35 years of experience in the industry. Moreover, Busbice also holds several training and certifications and is an InterNACHI-certified inspector.

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License: 10491

Texas Real Estate Licensing Board

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4.7
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2.0 / 5 (1)

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License: 21796

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North Texas Property Inspections, LLC

1910 Pacific Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection

Business Description

North Texas Property Inspections, LLC, is a home inspection company in Dallas that provides home and commercial property inspections for home buyers and home sellers. The company's home inspection covers hard coat and synthetic stucco, roof, attic, insulation and ventilation, plumbing and electrical systems, heating and cooling systems, and foundations. It uses a thermal imaging camera to detect hidden moisture and insulation problems. North Texas Property Inspections, LLC, is also the preferred contractor for Fidelity and CBB Bank.

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License: 21796

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5.0 / 5 (25)

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Property Condition Consulting

Rowlett, TX 75088
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection

Business Description

Property Condition Consulting is a family-owned and operated company founded in 2005. The business provides buyers home inspections, one-year warranty inspections, construction phase inspections, and pre-listing home inspections. The company is a member of the Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors, InterNACHI, and the North Texas TAREI chapter. Customers have praised the business' team for its professional, prompt, and thorough service.

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4.9 / 5 (18)
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4.5 / 5 (8)

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Stafford Inspections

Dallas, TX 75208
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  • Pre-Listing Inspection
  • Drone Roof Inspection
  • New Construction Inspection
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection
  • Post Purchase Inspections

Business Description

Stafford Inspections has served the Dallas area for more than 30 years. The home inspection company has performed more than 12,000 home inspections and trained more than 100 employees. The locally-owned and operated business is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors and follows the organization's standards of practice and code of ethics. The company provides new home inspections, multi-family inspections, church inspections, termite inspections, partial inspections, and mortgage assistance program inspections. Customers have praised the owner for his thorough, methodical, and courteous service.

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4.9 / 5 (32)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Systematic Home Inspections

McKinney, TX 75069
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  • New Construction Inspection
  • Fire & Chimney Inspection

Business Description

Systematic Home Inspections is an InterNACHI-certified home inspection company based in McKinney. The business provides full home inspections, which includes inspections of roofs, vents, basements, heating systems, cooling systems, plumbing, insulation, ventilation, and garage doors. Customers have praised the company for its professional, reliable service and helpful, friendly employees.

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5.0 / 5 (101)
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5.0 / 5 (84)

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TexInspec

6709 Meadow Crest Drive, North Richland Hills, TX, Dallas, TX 76182
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  • Pool & Hot Tub Certified
  • Carbon Monoxide & Gas Analyst

Business Description

TexInspec has served the Dallas area with home inspections since 1985. The business follows the TREC standards in its inspections, which includes the inspections of structural systems, mechanical systems, and appliances. TexInspec also inspects for termites and gas line leaks, and inspects sprinkler systems, swimming pools, and sewer lines. Customers have praised the business for its professional inspectors, friendly employees, and thorough, above-and-beyond service.

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4.8 / 5 (675)
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4.9 / 5 (163)
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4.0 / 5 (84)

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Texstar Inspections

Garland, TX 75040
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  • Pool & Hot Tub Certified

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Texstar Inspections is a family-owned and operated company founded in Garland in 2008. The owner of the company has more than 25 years of experience in the home inspection industry. The company is certified by American Home Inspectors Training and provides pre-listing inspections, home warranty inspections, general home inspections, and home buyer inspections. Customers have praised the company for its professional, punctual, and detail-oriented team.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a home inspection take?

The average home inspection takes two to four hours, or about an hour and a half for condos. Inspection time varies depending on home size, inspector experience, and thoroughness. After the inspection, it can take 24 to 48 hours to receive the inspector's report.

What is a four-point home inspection?

A four-point inspection checks a home's plumbing, roofing, electrical wiring, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) to ensure they meet current safety standards. It’s often performed for homes in areas prone to inclement weather events, such as flooding and tornadoes, and older houses. A four-point inspection is sometimes required to get homeowner's insurance.

How much does a home inspection cost?

A home inspection costs between $300 and $1,000, depending on the home's size, property location, and scope of the inspection. Prices vary by inspector, so it's best to get several quotes before committing to one.

Who pays for home inspection?

It's typically the buyer's responsibility to pay for a home inspection, although the seller may cover the cost sometimes. Sellers can also choose to pay for a pre-listing inspection to uncover problems that might arise during a buyer's inspection. This gives them the chance to make necessary repairs before putting the home on the market.

What to look for in a home inspection?

Your home inspector should check for:

  • Structural integrity of walls and floors
  • Plumbing issues, including signs of water damage
  • Faulty or outdated electrical wiring
  • Roof and siding damage
  • Gutter drainage
  • Problems with windows and doors
  • HVAC functionality
  • Signs of pest infestation
  • Condition of major appliances, if included with the sale
  • Condition of deck and porch

What fixes are mandatory after a home inspection?

If an inspection reveals severe problems, many lenders won't agree to finance the home purchase until they are fixed. This can include building code violations, structural concerns, mold, water damage, fire hazards, and other issues that can affect the buyer's health and safety.

When to walk away after home inspection?

Home inspections may uncover serious hidden concerns, such as mold in the walls or the need for new electrical wiring, that can cost thousands of dollars to fix. If the seller is unwilling to pay for the repairs, it may be time to consider walking away from the deal. Unpermitted work (work done on the home without a permit) can be a dangerous safety hazard, so this is another reason to back out of the sale.

What to expect from a home inspection?

During a home inspection, the inspector will walk through the home and take notes and pictures for any problems that they find. The inspector's job is to provide an objective opinion of the home's condition so you can make an informed purchasing decision.

What does a home inspection cover?

A home inspection covers all readily accessible and visible areas of the property, including bedrooms, bathrooms, the kitchen, basement, attic, garage, and porch or patio. Inspectors do not move appliances or other heavy objects to check for problems.

Do sellers get a copy of home inspection report?

Home inspection reports are the property of the client, so inspectors can only share the report with them. Some sellers may pay for part of the inspection costs, and in this case, they'll receive a copy of the report. Buyers can choose to share a copy of the report with sellers, but they aren't obligated to do so.

Who attends a home inspection?

There isn't a requirement for any specific person to attend a home inspection aside from the inspector themselves. Many buyers prefer to attend so they can learn more about the property and ask questions about its condition during the walk-through. The buyer's agent and the seller's listing agent sometimes also attend.

Is a home inspection and appraisal the same thing?

A home inspection checks the overall condition of the property, while an appraisal determines the home's financial value. Appraisers determine value by comparing the home with similar recent home sales in the area. Lenders usually require an appraisal for financing.

Do home inspections check for asbestos?

Home inspections rarely look for asbestos because inspectors can't take apart the walls and ceiling to check. Most home inspectors are not certified in asbestos testing, which involves taking samples of walls. Inspectors can only point out areas where asbestos might be suspected, but professional testing is needed to confirm its presence.

What happens after a home inspection?

After the inspection, you and your agent will review the findings noted on the inspector's report. At this point, you can choose to move forward with the purchase or ask for repairs to be made. The seller may agree to make the repairs or provide credits for you to pay for repairs yourself. You can also decide to cancel the purchase contract if the inspection findings aren't acceptable and the seller refuses to negotiate repairs.

Does home inspection affect appraisal?

Home inspectors and appraisers work independently and do not share their findings with each other, so the inspection has no tangible effect on a home's appraisal. Home inspections are done before the appraisal for other reasons, however. If the inspection is poor, you can back out of the sale without paying for an appraisal, which can potentially save you hundreds of dollars.

What should I ask during home inspection?

Attending the inspection gives you the opportunity to hear the inspector's thoughts on a property, which can be valuable when making a purchasing decision. Always ask about the condition of the roof, plumbing, electrical wiring, and other major components, and find out how long the inspector thinks they will last. Ask what the biggest problems are with the home, what the inspector recommends fixing first, and how much it might cost.

Do insurance companies inspect homes?

Insurance companies inspect homes to determine potential liabilities, which can cause increased premiums or even policy cancellation if problems are too severe. An insurance company inspection might be required if the home is old or hasn't been inspected in many years.

What should buyers do during home inspection?

Ideally, buyers should attend the inspection so they can talk with the inspector throughout the process. If you have questions or concerns about the property, bring them up before the inspection begins. During the inspection, it's a good idea to check light switches, appliances, sinks, and toilets to make sure everything is in working order.

Do banks require home inspections?

If you're getting a mortgage loan from a bank, a home inspection is not required, and it’s unnecessary to provide the bank with a copy of the results. The bank requires an appraisal, however. This determines the value of the home so the bank doesn't give you a loan for more than it's worth.

Do lenders require home inspections?

Mortgage lending companies rarely require a home inspection to give you a loan. Some lenders might request an inspection for specific potential problems, though. These can include termites, septic system issues, and lead-based paint. Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans expect a basic home assessment that's like an inspection, but not as in-depth.

Who verifies repairs after a home inspection?

If repairs need to be made, you can verify the work by ordering a re-inspection. This usually isn't necessary if the repairs were done by a licensed contractor and the correct permits for the work were pulled. If the seller handled the repairs, though, a re-inspection can help ensure that the work was performed correctly.

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