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Why do I need a home inspection?
How do I choose a home inspector?
What are the advantages of a home inspection?
How do I choose a realtor?
What qualifications / credentials should a home inspector have?
What will the inspection cover?
How long will the Inspection take?
Should I be present during the Inspection?
Why use our Services?
Why can't a handy family member or a contractor inspect my new home?
What if I have questions after the inspection?

Answers

Why do I need a home inspection?

  • One of the largest investment
  • Be more profitable
  • Accurate information
  • Home inspections reports
  • Know the real conditions
  • Answers questions about property, systems, and components
  • A house can not fail an inspection—only exam the current condition
  • Describe conditions, immediate repair or replacement
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How do I choose a home inspector?

The California Real Estate Inspection Association's tips:

  • Training—having the right training to inspect homes
  • Professionalism—membership of a professional association and continuing education
  • Protection—inspector is insured for professional and general liability
  • Experience—list of references
  • Objectivity—inspector performing repairs conflicts with Business and Professions Code 7197

Realtor Snapshot:
A Real Estate agent should be a member of the National Association of Realtors©—Identifies a real estate professional and follows the strict code of ethics.

A realtor's and inspector's partnership is very important to a buyer or seller. At HomeSavvy Inspections, we only do business with prompt, reliable, and excellent service oriented Realtors©.  

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What are the advantages of a home inspection?

Using a certified professional inspection can make your decision on buying or selling a home more informed and exciting.  Some more advantages:

  • Clarity, understanding, and to eliminate doubts
  • Providing specific information
  • Independent and unbiased reviews
  • Reports can be presented to your insurance agent for right coverage
  • Awareness of property conditions
  • More attractive to buyers
  • Reduces the number of negotiations
  • No last minute repair (s) that delay closing
  • Pre-listing inspection report makes the sale easier
  • Fix problems in advance or correct the purchase price
  • Prepares you to plan and budget for the next 5 to 10 years for any repairs

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How do I choose a realtor?

Call up and ask about their credentials and experience. If for some reason you don't feel comfortable asking this of the inspector when speaking with him on the phone, then how will you feel asking questions at the inspection? You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced and attentive to your needs.

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What qualifications / credentials should a home inspector have?

When choosing a home inspector, begin with a list of association members in your area. Then check to see who among these is the most experienced and has the most outstanding reputation for thoroughness as an inspector and be sure to attend your inspection. This way, you'll learn as much as possible from your inspector. Some have college degrees in fields related to construction such as engineering and architecture. A few have passed the same code certification examinations that building code officials are required to pass.

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What will the inspection cover?

A thorough Inspection covers everything from roof to foundation.

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