At North Star Home Inspectors we have your report to you within 24 hours of the inspection. Keith is always there to help you step by step.
1. You Should Know
A first time home buyer should know the condition of the home being purchased, including all positive and negative aspects.
You should know what repairs are needed, as well as whether there are any major defects, the magnitude of the repair costs can be obtained from independent contractors although the home inspection engineer may be able to provide you with some guidance.
You should know a proper course of corrective action and whether alternatives are available.
You should know if there are any safety issues that need attention.
2. You Should Expect
You should expect an easy to understand detailed written home inspection report; look for the Licensed Professional Engineer's P.E seal at the end of the home inspector's report.
You should expect the home inspection engineer to provide the answers to any questions you may have regarding the report.
You should expect the engineer's door to be open for answers to future questions.
3. You Should Not Expect
You should not expect the home inspector to offer to repair, for a fee, any uncovered defects (that would be a conflict of interest and may erode confidence you may have in the home inspector's findings).
You should not expect the home inspection engineer to comment on conditions that are not visible.