Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about home inspection, home inspectors in New Jersey. If we don’t have an answer here your are specifically looking for please contact us.
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 sellers are obligated.
Should I go with the lowest quote inspector?
That is a question you have to ask yourself. Even Home Prices for townhouses and small condos go from 300,000 to 2.5 million+. So regardless of a condo, house, townhouse, or multi-family you are making one of the most significant purchases that may have issues or not.
- Would you take that risk with getting the cheapest lawyer?
- Do you want to pay another inspector who is just getting practice being a home inspector on your home inspection?
- Cheap price inspector has no work so takes the lowest fees? (experienced?)
- Or do you want a professional home inspector with years of experience and knowledge like Core 360 Home Inspectors?
Our prices are very competitive for the professional service you will receive, expect, out of a Home Inspector. It is your investment so choose wisely!
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 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.
Can your send reports electronically?
Yes, we offer an HTML Version, PDF, PDF download, and sending of your report in PDF format thru email.
Home inspections included code inspection?
Why should I get a Home Inspection?
Is there a full detailed list of What’s Inspected?
See this page for Full Scope of Items Inspected Here
Can the home inspector also repair any defects?
We recommend you get three quotes from fully licensed and insured pro contractors specializing in the field of concern.
Will I be provided a cost of repairs?
How long is the average inspection?
All inspection times vary dependent on the home’s age, size, issues, and location. Typical times to complete an inspection are Two to four hours depending on the square footage and defects found.
Do you carry Insurance?
Yes. Errors and omissions insurance and general liability insurance.
Do you solicit, receive or give referral fees?
No. We value our business and customers too much to even jeopardize our ethics as a home inspector.
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.
Can I do an 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 homebuyers 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.