DO YOU REALLY NEED A HOME INSPECTION WHEN BUYING A HOUSE????
It is always a good idea to get a professional home inspection before you buy a home. Not only does this give you an opportunity to negotiate the price or have repairs made to problem areas that may be found, it also gives you valuable understanding of the property you are buying and can help you with future maintenance and repairs. The Buyer is ALWAYS welcome to attend my inspections and ask questions. I will always try to have the report to the Buyer the next day. My report details the lots and grounds, exterior, structure, roof, attic, electrical system, plumbing system, HVAC system, garage, each bathroom, each bedroom, kitchen, living areas, patio, etc. and provides clear and concise details on problem areas, as well as providing other useful information for the Buyer. Lots of pictures are included. Please contact me if you would like a sample report! Although I do not provide specific costs for repairs, I can give guidance as to whether it will be a small or large job. Typically, my inspections cost from $300 to $600, varying by the size and age of the house. I am licensed with the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors (#11028), am a Certified Professional Inspector with InterNachi (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors), a registered Louisiana Professional Engineer (#25431), and am continually adding to my knowledge base by studying, reading, observing, and interacting with technical experts in specific areas. Please contact me for your next home inspection!