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Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve Got Questions. We’ve Got Answers

Welcome to the Insight Home Inspections Help Center. We’ve pulled together some of the most frequently asked questions from our clients and compiled them here. If you still need answers, get in touch and we'll do our best to help.

Buying a House

What can I expect from a home inspection?

A home inspection includes examinging the structure for any issues such as foundation cracks, roof leaks, plumbing issues, electrial problems, lack of heating/cooling maintenance, improper insulation, and issues with doors, windows, chimneys, etc. Depending on how big the property is, a home inpection usually takes 2-3 hours. 


Can I skip the home inspection?

While you can legally skip a home inspection in many cases, doing so could mean you end up buying a home that needs costly repairs. Our home inspectors are fully licensed and can point out major issues so that you can make a fully informed decision about buying the home.

Signing a Contract

Can a home inspector make repairs?

Although a home inspector may suggest some minor repairs, they are not qualified to make major repairs. They can provide information on what needs to be repaired based on a visual examination and they can make recommendations about the type of contractor that should be contacted for further evaluation. This allows you the freedom to choose your contractors and helps to prevent a conflict of interest.

How do home inspections affect appraisals?

A home inspection can affect an appraisal by lowering the value of the home if the inspector finds something wrong with the property, or the value of the home may increase if the sellers agree to make repairs. If the inspector finds issues with the home, the buyer and seller must agree upon who will make the repairs. 

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