A home inspection is meant to detail problems with a house and if they’re serious enough to prevent a sale. The three main points of an inspection are physical condition, items in need of repair or replacement, and systems performing the function for which they were intended.
It’s a good idea to be present during the inspection: you can ask questions and the inspector can point out areas of potential trouble and offer maintenance tips.
Expect an inspection to take 2-5 hours (old homes may take longer) and to cost $300-$500, depending on size.
To hire an inspector, get recommendations from your trusted Realtor. If you don't have a trusted Realtor, you need to call or email me.