Tempe Home Inspector
Purchasing a home is the single largest expense most people ever make, that’s why you need a Tempe home inspector. The small investment in having a professional home inspection performed in most cases, pays for itself at a minimum. Tempe home inspectors will identify the items that are in need of repair that can be negotiated to have the seller either repair the items at the seller’s 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.
1st Insight Inspections is a service-oriented inspection company, which serves both home buyers and home sellers. We conduct home inspections that encompass all the observable and safely accessible areas of the property – exterior, interior, and garage. And to make it one stop – we take care of the termite inspection as well. 1st Insight conducts inspections in Tempe and throughout the entire Valley.
A Tempe home inspector worth the price?
The upfront cost associated with a home inspection can encourage a lot of home buyers to seek low-cost services. However, it is always important to keep in mind that buying a home is probably the largest investment you’re going to make. So you have to make sure it’s done right. Paying for high-quality home inspection services in Tempe will be worth it over the long term.
You might actually see an inspector or two that offer to inspect your property for a flat rate of $225. The inspection may just take an hour or two, and at the end of it, you may be given a handwritten report or a report that omits items. This type of quick inspection very well might miss some significant issues. And good luck trying to get the company to reimburse you for what was missed. You always want a detailed inspection. Even if you’re on a tight budget, getting the best service is still recommended since it saves you a lot of money in the long term.
For a more thorough service, a home inspection in Tempe cost can range anywhere from $275 to $900. A detailed inspection in the city of Tempe will take 2-4 hours and expect it to take longer if your property is large. Instead of a handwritten report, you’ll be given a computerized report of the identified problems and photos.
A good Tempe home inspection includes
A thorough Tempe home inspector will inspect the roof, attic, bathrooms, cooling/heating, doors, electrical, exterior, foundation, garage, grounds, insulation, interior, kitchen, plumbing, water heater, and windows, and we will even look at the irrigation system as a courtesy. The home inspector will look for safety-related issues. The cosmetic part of the process is readily apparent and will not be the focus of the process, but it will be pointed out as a courtesy.
If possible, make it a point to go there for the inspection. Talk to the inspector and make them aware of the issues you’re particularly concerned with. The hassle and the home inspection cost may look daunting but it is an investment that will be well worth it. You certainly don’t want to deal with large structural problems a few months after moving into the house.
Cheap Tempe home inspections
You get what you pay for. Don’t go with the cheapest home inspector, it is wise to choose a very experienced Tempe home inspector. Charles Shaughnessy the principal of 1st Insight has 22 years plus experience as a home inspector.
For those who don’t know where to find a reliable home inspector, seek the advice of your friends who know construction or real estate. Charles with 1st Insight has 15 years of experience as a general contractor. Make sure the person or company has a license, training, and experience. Charles is an Arizona State Certified home inspector, registration # 38611. This means he has legal permission to perform inspections all over the state – including the entire Phoenix Metro area, and in the City of Tempe.