HOME BUYER INSPECTIONS
It is a visual inspection of the home’s structure and mechanical components to find items that are not performing correctly or items that are unsafe. If a problem or a symptom of a problem is found your home inspector will include a description of the problem in a written report and may recommend further evaluation. Before you close, you need to consider whether or not repairs are needed now and who's going to pay for them.
HOME SELLER INSPECTIONS
According to a joint study by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR), nearly four out of every five homes sold in the nation are evaluated by a professional home inspector before they are sold. Hired by the home buyer, home inspections are designed to protect the buyers from investing in a home that turns out to be a real life money pit. NAR reports that Realtors recommend buyers get a home inspection nearly 99% of the time. Most buyers heed that advice, requesting home inspections in 84% of all transactions.
For sellers, understanding the home inspection process and preparing your home for the inevitable evaluation not only helps to ensure that the transaction goes through, but can often translate into getting a top-dollar selling price as well.
REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL INSPECTIONS
We know that you spend a lot of time building your real estate business.
Make sure your clients are getting the most comprehensive, experienced, and professional inspections available by working with InSite Home Inspections.
A home inspection from InSite can help the transaction process go smoothly. Buyers can make an informed decision on the home and can better plan for upgrades down the road. Sellers who obtain a pre-inspection often see their listing sell more quickly. Your clients will feel more comfortable with their decision, and will be more satisfied with the process when it’s complete. Our professional Inspectors, with standard vehicles, uniforms, and advanced computer-driven reporting technology, best represent you, your business, and your clients. It’s a positive experience for everyone.
InSite proudly teams up with real estate professionals in the areas to bring you the best home inspection services available.
Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water.Your home can trap radon inside. Any home can have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. In fact, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home. That is where you spend most of your time. Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4 pCi/L or more). Elevated levels of radon gas have been found in homes in your state. Contact your state radon office for information about radon in your area.
U.S. Surgeon General Health Advisory
"Indoor radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It's important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques." January 2005
InSite Home Inspections performs a simple test where a small detection device is left in the residence for 24-72 hours. The device absorbs a sample of the air and preserves it for analysis. The device is then sent off to a certified testing lab where it is analyzed for the presence of Radon. If the results show that the level of radon exceeds 4 pCi/L, the EPA considers this an elevated level and recommends remediation.
WOOD DESTROYING INSECT & ORGANISM INSPECTIONS
InSite Home inspections will evaluate the home’s structure, identify any signs of termite activity that can be detected in all accessable areas as well as conditions conducive to termites or other infestations during a Wood Destroying Insect Inspection. The assessment includes physical and visual inspections, which
usually includes inspecting, tapping and probing susceptible wood.
It is estimated that wood destroying insect damage affects over 600,000 homes a year in the US causing an estimated total of over $5 billion annually.
NEW CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS
New construction homes present a fantastic opportunity for a home buyer to lIve in the home of their dreams. All of the mechanical components are newly installed in present a low risk of failure. But we can not forget that the home was built by humans, and human error can play a large role during the transaction. InSite Home Inspections will review the newly built home in the same manner as an existing home, and it is not uncommon to find items that may have been overlooked during the building process. InSite Home Inspections looks out for your best interest and provides you with an independent evaluation of the property.
BUILDER WARRANTY INSPECTIONS
Home builders are required to provide the initial buyer of the home with a One Year Builders Warranty upon the closing of the home. This warranty covers the structural and mechanical components of the for 12 months. InSite Home Inspections recommends an evaluation to the property as those 12 months are coming to an end so that you have the assuance that your new construction home is as perfect as you expect it to be for years to come. We want you to know if anything has happened to your home during that year, that you are still covered under the warranty and you may discuss any issues with the builder during the warranty period.
A Pre-listing evaluation is a great way for a home seller and Real Estate Professional know what to expect during the buyer’s home inspection. The evaluation is an informal review of the major components and structure, and it is designed to provide you with the confidence to market the home knowing that all major items have been accounted for during contract negotiations.
POOL AND SPA INSPECTIONS
New construction homes present a fantastic opportunity for a home buyer to live in the home of their dreams. All of the mechanical components are newly installed in present a low risk of failure. But we can not forget that the home was built by humans, and human error can play a large role during the transaction.
InSite Home Inspections will review the newly built home in the same manner as an existing home, and it is not uncommon to find items that may have been overlooked during the building process. InSite Home Inspections looks out for your best interest and provides you with an independant evaluation of the property.