Why do I need a home inspection in Tempe ?
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.
1st Insight Inspections is a service-oriented inspection company, which serves both home buyers and home sellers. We conduct property inspections which encompasses 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 Greater East Valley.
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Is A Home Inspection Worth The Price?
The upfront cost associated with 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 $200. The inspection may just take an hour or two, and at the end of it, you may be given a handwritten report. 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 $290 to $900. A detailed inspection in the city of Tempe will take 2-4 hours but expect it to take longer if your property is quite large. Instead of a handwritten report, you’ll be given a computerized report of the identified problems and photos.
What does a good home inspection include?
A thorough inspection will involve checking the roof, attic, bathrooms, cooling / heating, doors, electrical, exterior, foundation, garage, grounds, insulation, interior, kitchen, plumbing, water heater, 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 on 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.
Another factor you have to remember is that a cheap home inspection cost may not cover everything. The house itself may be thoroughly inspected but if the house has outdoor landscaping, swimming pool, or any other additional features, an additional fee may be charged. Make sure to describe the property clearly so you can get an accurate quote for the service.
For those who don’t know where to find a reliable home inspector, seek the advice of your friends who are into construction or real estate. 1st Insight started like this, after we had 15 years of experience as a general contractor. Check whether the person or company has license, training, and experience. For example, Charles Shaughnessy the Principal of 1st Insight has an Arizona State Certified, registration # 38611. This means he has legal permission to perform inspections all over the state – including Phoenix Metro area, and in the City of Tempe.