Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned real estate purchaser, our standard condominium or townhome inspection provides an objective assessment of the condition of the property you are considering purchasing. Our inspectors, with years of experience, will share their abundance of knowledge. Whether the residence is in a 100-year-old building or new construction, our thorough inspection includes a complete checklist of electrical systems, plumbing, heating, and cooling, interior, some exterior elements, and major appliances.
We look to identify any major issues.
You, as a home buyer, want to know if there are any major issues with the property that could impact your purchasing decision. Using our trained expertise and advanced tools like drones, thermal imagers and moisture meters, we look to uncover potential concerns like foundation problems, structural issues, or major systems in need of repair or are dated for replacement.
A home inspection helps you as a buyer understand any safety concerns.
Our report can identify any safety concerns that may exist within the home. This may include asbestos, lead paint, mold or even the condition of the dryer vent.
What does a home buyer do during an inspection?
During the home inspection, the home buyer is likely to be present and able to be actively involved in the process.
The home buyer may do things like:
Ask questions: The home buyer should ask the inspector any questions they have about the property or the inspection process. The inspector can provide valuable information and insights into the condition of the property.
Take notes: It can be helpful for the home buyer to take notes during the inspection, documenting any issues or concerns that are identified by the inspector. This can be useful when negotiating repairs or a lower purchase price with the seller.
Inspect the property: The home buyer should also inspect the property themselves, looking for any visible issues or areas of concern. Any areas of concern should be raised to the home inspector for a more in-depth assessment.
Consider future costs for the property: The home buyer should consider the potential costs of maintaining the property, based on the information provided by the inspector.
A home inspection is an excellent educational opportunity to learn as much information as possible about the background and condition of the property.
Within 24 hours after the property inspection you will receive, via email, an extensive color-coded inspection report that is easy to read and understand. With clear pictures and illustrations, the report is web-based for easy viewing even on mobile devices. The report includes a thorough explanation of any areas of concern. The report also includes a feature to add repair estimates to assist in ongoing negotiations for repairs or a lower purchase price. If the inspection reveals issues with the property, the home buyer may be able to negotiate repairs or even a lower purchase price with the seller.
In addition to the property inspection and report, the purchaser of a condominium or townhome should also look at 3 other items for information outside of the inspection.
Read the rules and regulations for the condominium or townhome association for a better understanding of the property.
Ask for a current copy of the building budget and ongoing maintenance schedule.
Ask for access to the minutes of the past board meetings to understand how well the building is managed.
Overall, the purpose of a home inspection is to provide you with peace of mind. A home inspector’s goal is to support an informed decision about purchasing property by obtaining a clear insight to any potential risks and costs associated with purchasing and maintaining the property.