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Home Inspection FAQ

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Atlanta Home Inspection FAQ


 Q.  How long does a Home Inspection take?

Q.  Do home Atlanta home inspectors find every problem?

Q.  Should I be present during thel Home Inspection

Q.  When can I expect the Home Inspection report? 

Q.  Can a home Inspection fail?

Q.  Will you tell me if I should buy the home?

Q.  Who pays for the repairs? 

Q.  When are you able to perform a Atlanta Home Inspection?
Q.  What is the fee for a Atlanta Home Inspector?

Q.  What kind of experience does my inspector have?   

Q. How do I schedule a Home Inspector?

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Home Basics

Q.   What is a Atlanta Home Inspection?

A home inspection is a visual search of a property, it's components and systems. A search for clues that problems may exist or components are not functioning. Major systems are examined using standard controlls by a trained professional inspector in accordance with industry standards. Plumbing, electrical, grading, roofing, siding, windows and doors, HVAC systems, the foundation and much more are assessed and a written explanation of the current condition of the property is provided at the conclusion of the home inspection.

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QDo I need a Atlanta Home Inspection?

Can you objectivly look at that dream home you are about to purchase? Can you visualize yourself relaxing in that in that luxurious jetted tub after a long day shuffeling kids around town or treating your best friends to a delicious barbeque on that great back deck? Now with all that day dreaming can you objectively determine if that tub leaks or that deck is installed and maintained correctly? A unbiased professional home inspector can. Do you have the general knowledge to look for clues or problems with the HVAC or foundation? A home inspector does. Are you aware of some of the safety product available today that were not available when your home was built? An unbiased professional home inspector is. The cost of a home inspection is small price to pay for an unbiased assessment of the largest investment you may ever make.

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Q.  Scheduling the Atlanta Inspector?

You should schedule a home inspection as soon as you have a signed contract. If problems or concerns are discovered, this will give you and the seller the time needed to determine what actions may be needed and complete possible repairs. If you are seller, consider a pre-listing inspection before putting the home on the market. Providing a unbiased assement of the home with completed repairs will boost buyer confidence and help your home rise above the nearby competition.

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Q.   How long does Home Inspection take? 

You can typically expect 1 to 1.5 hours per thousand square feet or an three hours for an average home inspection. Some homes can take as long as 4, 5 and 6 hours or even more depending on the age and how well the home was maintained. Regardless, a professional home inspector will be there until the Home Inspection it's completed. 

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Q..   Do home inspectors find every problem?

A home inspection is limited to a visual inspection of the home’s components and systems. Home Inspectors do not use invasive tools or disturb personal property. They can not and will not do damage to someone elses property. Problems that cannot be seen are not within the scope of a standard home inspection.

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Q.   Should I be present during the inspection? 

Absolutely! Upscale Home Inspections encourages you to attend the Home Inspection. When the Home Inspection is complete the inspector will go over any findings and address any questions or concerns you may have.

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Q.    When can I expect the home inspection report? 

Home Inspection reports are typically delivered online within 24. If unusual items or concerns are discovered where some research is required, report delivery may take up to 48 hours. If you are present at the during or at the end of the inspection, you will recieve a quick oral briefing of the items found.

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 Q.    Can a Home Inspection fail?

No. There are many factors that go into your purchase decision. Price, location, suitability, financial situation, buyer knowledge and ability, condition of the home, agent reccomendations, etc. A home inspection is only a part of the equation. There is no such thing as a perfect house, even if it is new. All homes have some concern but everything can be repaired. It’s an inspectors job to point out if any issues are found and inform you so you can make an informed decision that suits your situation.

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Q.    Will you tell me if I should buy the home?

No. A home inspectors job is to point out areas of concern as well as strong points of the home. A fair and unbiased inspection. The decision of whether to buy or not buy the property is strictly up to you.  

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Q.    Who pays for the repairs?

A home inspector should offer no opinion or advice in this matter. Many factors go into determining that and should be discussed with your agent. To remain objective and avoid a possible conflict of interest we do not involve ourselves in any aspect of the property purchase decision.  

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Q.    When are you able to perform a Home Inspection?

Due to the busy schedules of everyone involved in a home purchase, Upscale Home Inspections is available 7 days a week. Keep in mind that Home Inspections take several hours or more to properly perform and need to be done during daylight hours.

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Q.    What is the fee for a Home Inspector?

The fees for a Home Inspection, depends on a number of factors. Factors to consider are: Type of inspection required, size, age, components of the home, location of the home, and whether it has a raised foundation or slab. Call or email me and after a few brief questions over the phone I will be able to quote you my fee.  

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