Buyer’s Home Inspection Services
It is no secret that buying a home can be an emotional and crazy time. Let the home inspection bring you peace of mind about your potential purchase. We ensure that your home inspection will be an easy and informative process.
What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a professional, objective, visual examination of the overall condition of a home. Our home inspectors will thoroughly evaluate the property inside and out – from the roof to the foundation and everything in between. We will inspect the home’s:
- Detailed list
Our team inspects many different property types, including:
- Single family home
- Rural homes and estates
- Apartment buildings
A typical home inspection takes between 2 to 3 hours, but may be longer depending on the size or the age of your house. However, we do not set maximum time limits and will spend as much time as necessary to perform a complete inspection.
We encourage all clients to attend the home inspection, if possible. You have probably toured the home and viewed it countless times online. However, this is your opportunity to get an in-depth look at your potential purchase. You can be present for the entire inspection or show up towards the end. Your home inspector will walk you through the home and summarize their findings. They can also address any of your questions or concerns at this time.
If you are unable to attend, don’t worry. All inspections include a detailed, same-day report with the inspector’s findings, photos, and recommendations. We are also available by phone for any follow-up items you might have. Our service doesn’t end with the inspection.
Do I need home inspection?
Many buyers wonder if hiring a professional home inspector is really necessary. The answer is YES. Purchasing a new home is a significant financial investment – make sure you and your family are protected!
As your home inspector – we work for you. We are an unbiased third party with no affiliations to either the seller or Realtors.
It is important to set your expectations and understand that no home is perfect. You will also want to take into consideration your ‘personal formula’ and what is going to work for you – are you okay with a fixer upper? Or are you looking for a turnkey property with minimal deficiencies? Just like every home is unique, so is every buyer situation.
Our impartial and detailed home inspectors will:
- Uncover an existing deficiencies or issues with the home
- Identify items that have the potential to become problems down the road
- Recommend repairs or additional inspections by specialized professionals such as plumbers or foundation companies
- Empower you with information that can be used in your negotiations
- Educate you about your new investment
- Provide you with helpful home maintenance tips
- Give you peace of mind
At Careful Home Inspections, we promise to focus on your needs and provide trustworthy and honest service so you can make the most informed decision possible regarding your new purchase.
How much does a home inspection cost?
The price for a home inspection will vary from property to property. Our base pricing is dependent on the square footage of the home. Other factors such as age, foundation type, and additional inspection services (pool, septic, irrigation, hot tub) may also affect the final price.
There are no hidden fees. We are upfront with our prices and a pricing guideline is available here.
When do I schedule a home inspection?
After you have found your home and a contract has been accepted, you will typically have a 3-10 day option period to complete your home inspection. Given the competitive real estate market in Austin and Central Texas, it is a good idea to have a home inspector in mind or already lined up so you can move quickly. You will also want to ensure that you have enough time to review all the inspection findings and any follow-up items that may be required. At Careful Home Inspections, we offer maximum scheduling flexibility:
- Schedule Online
- Schedule by phone – (512) 587-0726
- Up to 3 morning and 3 afternoon time slots available each day
- Saturday appointments available
We have been inspecting homes in the Austin area since 2005. During that time, our team of professional home inspectors have inspected over 4,000 properties. Our service area covers the entire Austin metro area from Georgetown (north) to New Braunfels (south) and Bastrop (east) to Spicewood (west).
Call us with any questions or to schedule your home inspection – we look forward to working with you and your family!