Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I go with the lowest quote inspector?

That is a question you have to ask yourself. Considering even Home Prices, Townhouse and small condos going from 300,000 to 1.5 million+. So regardless of condo, house, townhouse, multi-family you are making one of the biggest purchases that may have issues or not. Would you take that risk with getting the cheapest lawyer? Our prices are very competitive for the professional service you will receive, expect, out of a Home Inspector. It is your investment to choose wisely!

What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is a visual examination of the home’s major structure, systems and components that are visible and safely accessible. The inspector should substantially adhere to a standards of practice that outlines what should be covered during a general home inspection, as well as what is excluded. Some inspectors may strictly follow the standards of practice, while others may exceed the standards and inspect other items, or perform a more detailed inspection. Whatever the inspector includes in his or her inspection should be discussed prior to the inspection – this is known as the scope of work. The inspector should be able to provide you with a copy or online link to the standards of practice they follow. The inspector should provide you with a written report, which may include photos and/or recommendations, of his or her findings of the inspection. Read the Standards of Practice to find out what is typically included and excluded in a home inspection.

Why should I get a Home Inspection?

Buying a home is typically the biggest investment you will ever make, so it’s important to get a home inspection because the inspector should be able to discover and document defects that may or may not be obvious to you as a prospective buyer. Such defects can range from simple replacements or repairs, to severe damage or safety and health concerns. Additionally, most mortgage companies require a home inspection on a property before approving the home loan.

When should I call for a home inspection?

You should have the home inspected as soon as possible once you have an accepted offer. Consult your real estate agent about having a clause in the agreement that lets you have an inspection and the right to terminate the agreement if you find the home in unsatisfactory condition. This clause should specify the terms to which both buyers and seller are obligated.

Should I be present for the inspection?

You should attend the inspection, and you should reconsider hiring an inspector who doesn’t allow this. You can learn a lot by following an inspector through the home. You will certainly gain a better understanding of the home’s condition, which will give you insight into its potential sale points and defects. Additionally, you will likely learn information about the home’s maintenance, systems and components that may provide useful for the transaction.

What if a inspection report reveals problems?

Almost all homes will show problems. Even newly constructed homes will have problems noted on an inspection report—this is why inspection is recommended for new construction. Inspectors can identify major costly problems. Minor problems are to be expected and can be repaired after closing. If problems are costly, you’ll be able to decide about purchasing the home with proper knowledge about future costs. Consult your real estate agent for any possible negotiations with the seller as to fixing problems.

Can your send reports electronically?

Yes, we offer an HTML Version, PDF, PDF download and sending of your report in PDF format thru email.

What does a typical home inspection cover?

The home inspector’s report reviews the condition of the home’s heating system, plumbing, electrical system, and central air conditioning system (temperature permitting), as well as the roof, attic, visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors, foundation, basement, landscaping, and visible structure.

What's Inspected?

See this page for Full Scope Here

Can the home inspector also repair any defects found?

No. We value our business and customers to much to even jeopardize our ethics of a home inspector.

We recommend you get three quotes from fully licensed and insured pro contractors specializing in field of concern.

Will I be provided a cost of repairs?

The home inspector license does not allow the inspectors to provide the cost of any repairs of issues found in the home during an inspection. It is recommended to follow up with the appropriate licensed professional for the issue to be repaired. We offer utility in our reports for Agents to utilize to provide this information to you. Most of the time an agent or your real estate lawyer will help you handle this process.

How long is the average inspection?

All inspection times vary dependent on on the home’s age, size, issues, and location,. Typical times to complete an inspection are: Two to four hours.

Do you carry Insurance?

Yes. Errors and omissions insurance and general liability insurance.

Do you solicit, receive or give referral fees?

No.

Can I do a inspection myself?

No. New Jersey licensing has requirements to conduct a home inspection in New Jersey. Those buying a home will look for reasons to purchase a home they want. Prospective home buyers cannot look at a home with the unbiased, critical eye of a home inspector. Even home buyers with construction experience don’t have a home inspector’s knowledge and tools. Good inspectors are trained and experienced in finding issues that indicate home problems, sometimes subtle and hard to find. Most have performed numerous inspections and are familiar with problems in certain building materials, area specific, or styles of homes in your area.

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If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Please feel free to call me on telephone 1 (888) 267-3360, contact by email Info@core360.llc or use our quick contact form, if you require any further information.