Home Inspections

What Is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is the visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a building. While an appraisal seeks to determine a home's value, a home inspection seeks to determine its condition. Both the VA and FHA highly recommend that a home be inspected before purchase.

Why Do I Need a Professional Home Inspection?

You want to make an informed buying decision based on the current condition of the house. After a professional inspection, you will have a much better understanding of the house you are about to purchase, and you will know what to expect in terms of possible repairs. Awareness of any major work that needs to be done can help you negotiate your purchase price.

What Does the Inspection Include?

Our home inspection includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Structural condition
  • ​General exterior—including roof, gutters, downspouts, chimney, drainage and grading
  • ​Doors and windows
  • Electrical systems
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Plumbing and water heater
  • Walls, floors and ceilings 
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • Built-in appliances
  • Basement, kitchen and bathrooms
  • General interior—including condition of all major systems
  • Garage