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Home Inspection FAQ

Navigating the world of home inspections can often be complex and filled with specific nuances. At Double Scope Inspections, we understand the importance of making informed decisions about your property. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, a seasoned homeowner, or a real estate professional, our FAQ section is designed to provide clarity and insight into the home inspection process.

Here, we answer your important questions, making home inspections easy to understand so that you have the knowledge you need to protect your home investment.Let’s dive into the details and explore the essentials of home inspections together.

What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual, non-invasive examination of a property's major systems and components, like roof, foundation, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc. It identifies potential defects, safety hazards, and maintenance needs.

Do I need a home inspection?

It is highly recommended, especially for older homes, before buying or selling. It could save you money in repairs and future headaches.

How much does a home inspection cost?

The Price of a Home Inspection vary based on property size, inspector experience, and additional services. You can expect to pay starting $300+

What qualifications should I look for in a home inspector?

Ensure they are licensed by the State of Florida, insured, and members of professional organizations like InterNACHI or ASHI. Look for good reviews and experience in your area.

How long will a home inspection take?

The typical inspection for a single-family home takes 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on several factors:

Property size: Larger homes require more time to inspect thoroughly. It can take from 1.5 Hours to 2 Hours.

Inspector's experience: More experienced inspectors may work faster or more meticulously, affecting the duration.

Complexity of the home: Unique features, multiple buildings, or specific concerns can extend the inspection time.

Accessibility: Limited access to areas like attics or crawl spaces can slow down the process.

What should I do to prepare for the inspection?

Make sure the house is accessible, remove clutter, and gather any relevant documents like maintenance records.

Can I be present during the inspection?

Absolutely! It's highly encouraged to ask questions and gain insights directly from the inspector.

What format will the inspection report be in?

Most inspectors provide written reports with detailed findings, photos, and recommendations. Ask about the format and turnaround time beforehand.

What happens after the inspection?

Review the report thoroughly, understand its implications, and discuss any concerns with the seller, your agent, or relevant experts.

Who is responsible for repairs identified in the report?

This depends on the negotiation between buyer and seller. Repairs may be negotiated, credited towards the purchase price, or left for the buyer to address.

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