Why do I need a home inspection in Scottsdale?

Purchasing a home in is the single largest expense most people ever make. The small investment in having a professional home inspection performed in most cases, identifies items that are in need of repair that can be negotiated to have the seller either repair the items at the sellers cost, or have the seller discount the house the estimated cost for repairs so the buyer can make the repairs without having to come out of pocket to do so. However the seller can refuse to make any concessions, and the home buyer can choose not to purchase the home. But having crucial information on the property found by the home inspector, allows the parties involved to make informed decisions.

1st Insight Inspections is a service-oriented home inspection company, which serves both home buyers and home sellers (listing inspections, or observations). We conduct property inspections which include, roof inspection, mold observation, termite inspection, appliance safety checks and much more. 1st Insight conducts inspections in Scottsdale, AZ and throughout the Greater East Valley.

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Why you need a home inspector

If you are planning to purchase a new home in Scottsdale, one of the things that you have to look into is the condition of the home. A home that is in a poor condition can be costly to repair and maintain. To make sure that the home you are buying is worth your investment, you should engage the service of a professional home inspector. Since you are going to pay a large sum of money to acquire your new home, you may not be comfortable with the idea of spending several hundred dollars on home inspection. However, you have to know that getting home inspection can be financially beneficial, and it will ensure that you will have no regrets on your choice of home.

One thing that will make you realize the importance of a home inspection is the fact that you can use it as a contingency in the purchase offer. With this contingency, you can withdraw your offer within a specified time frame if the home inspector finds that the home has significant issues. If your withdrawal from the contract is approved, you are not required to pay any penalty. In order to gain approval, you have to prove that the defects can cause serious problems in the future.

Home inspectors in Scottsdale may possess different inspection skills and levels of experience, and they may also vary in terms of thoroughness and professionalism. As such, it is important that you hire a reputable and reliable home inspector, even if it means that you have to pay a little more. Typically, the responsibilities of a home inspector include examining all the components of a home and producing a report to reveal his or her findings. Usually, the entire process of a Scottsdale home inspection takes two to four hours, plus the time to create the inspection report. You do not have to be present when the inspection is being conducted, as a matter of fact, being present during the inspection may be distracting to the hone inspector and cause them to miss something. However it is recommended to be present at the Scottsdale home for an inspection review at the end of the inspection, this allows you to see and discuss all the problems that are uncovered by the inspector.

By showing you all the defects in the home that you are planning to purchase, the home inspector can give you a general idea of the amount of money that you need to spend on repairing the home. If there are major defects in the home, you may end up spending thousands or tens of thousands of dollars to repair them. Also, some issues can cost long-term problems, and they need regular maintenance. This will add to the overall cost of maintaining the home. If you take the issues into consideration, you may not be paying a fair price to acquire the home. By hiring a home inspector in Scottsdale, you can show the results of the inspection to the seller and try to negotiate a better price. In the end, a home inspection can save you a large amount of money, much more than the price you pay to hire an inspector.

Home Buyers Inspection: Your home purchase will undoubtedly be one of the largest investments of your life. At first look the home may appear to be in great condition. However, there may be a number of unobserved defects, or safety hazards. Plus there might be major household items which are near the end of their life span, items such as the roof, water heater, air conditioner, or heater.
Even though home sellers are required to disclose information about their house up front, in a disclosure form, their memory may fail, or most likely, they simply do not know about the deficiencies (issues) that might exist in their very own home.

Home Sellers Inspection (Listing Inspection): One of the main reasons a home sale transaction can fall apart, is the inspection, or in the seller's case, lack of an inspection.
A seller's report is not meant to replace buyer's inspections. It's purpose is to uncover defects in advance so that the buyer's inspections don't become deal-breakers. Eventually your buyers are going to conduct an inspection, so you may as well know what they are going to find out ahead of time. This way you can disclose these findings, or get repairs done. This inspection come with all the protection plans that are included with our standard home buyers inspection. Except, instead of a 90 Day Warranty, you receive a 120 Day Warranty.

Home Sellers Observation Inspection:  A listing observation includes only the most important and usually the most expensive to repair items of the home. This inspection is not as extensive as a standard home inspection, therefore it costs less. It covers exterior / structural,  main electrical supply, roof, attic, heating / cooling, and windows. This inspection come with no added warranties, or protection plans.

Home Warranty Inspection: You bought yourself a new home, but now your 1 year builders warranty is about to expire. The warranty was your life raft, let us inspect your home before your warranty expires. Why risk having to pay for repairs that could have been discovered with a thorough inspection? Let the builder pay to fix any found deficiencies. You certainly don't want to pay to repair or replace any items when you sell your house.
Items that the buyers home inspection might discover.

Brand New Constructed Home Inspection: Although a city and/or county inspector comes out and looks at a home to be sure it is built to code, they don't usually check for functionality.
With so many sub-contractors working simultaneously on a home during the build, it is easy if not commonplace to overlook things. Often inspections of brand new homes have more deficiencies than existing homes
(which have had time to work the kinks out). Good builders will have no problems fixing deficiencies found by a home inspector. It is absolutely worth it to have a home inspection done on a brand new home.

Home Maintenance Inspection: Why wait for plumbing leaks, or roof leaks to happen. Or why waste energy from an attic, or from an HVAC issue?Most homeowners really to not pay attention to the maintenance needs of their greatest investment - their home. Let 1st Insight conduct an inspection on your home, you don't have to be selling or buying a home for an inspection. Look at this service as insurance for your home. A lack of proper maintenance, is what often leads to thousands of dollars in unexpected in expenses.
 

Appliance Safety Check / ReCall Chek: Did you know that most of the 195 million recalled appliances in American homes are not identified until there is a fire or other tragedy. Many other appliances with functionality recalls are replaced at the consumer's expense even though a manufacturer is responsible. Let us identify your appliances to see if they are on a recall list. In the event of a potential recall, a report including
1) the nature of the recall,
2) where the product was sold,
3) how to remedy the defect, and
4) how to get the item repaired / replaced in most cases
1st Insight Inspections utilizes a third party company which specializes in recalled products.
 

Termite Inspection: Homes can be attacked by unseen termites and other wood-devouring insects including carpenter ants, bees, and wood beetles that often do catastrophic structural damage. So every home should be inspected by a qualified expert at least once per year. These wood destroying insect or termite inspection professionals can treat damage and also recommend safe and affordable ways to protect homes from future infestation. Let 1st Insight schedule your termite inspection for you, it is just $50.00 additional with a home inspection.