Why is having a home inspection
home inspection is important for the following reasons:
1) The purpose for a home inspection
is to visually review the condition of all major systems
of the house and to alert you of significant problems
before you buy. During the inspection you will become
familiar with how the house was built and maintained,
identify major problems and estimate any repairs or
upgrades that may be needed, and learn to prevent future
problems. This is a hands-on experience and we urge
to participate with the inspector to find out what
you are buying.
2) A home inspection can SAVE
YOU MONEY. How? Often a home inspection will reveal
problems with the house that the seller was not aware
of or they were not disclosed. Examples of this might
be a roof that is in need of repair, foundation settling,
or improperly built areas. These problems could be very
costly and may run into the tens of thousands of dollars
to repair, then you may decide to negotiate the selling
price with the seller or decide that this is not the
house for you. Read some of Manny's satisfied customers'
letters regarding how his home inspection saved
them BIG money.
3) If the home you are interested
in has serious significant problems, a home inspection
can alert you from making the BIGGEST MISTAKE OF YOUR
LIFE. Sometimes it is better to walk away from a home
that has SERIOUS problems. Knowledge
can help you avoid being stuck with a "money pit."
is the best time to call a home inspector?
you are buying a home, the best time to call is after
the offer has been accepted. Ask your realtor to include
an inspection clause in the contract making your purchase
obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional
Q.How do I find the right
Look in the phone book? Do a random search on the internet?
Let someone else decide? NO!
Finding the right home inspector is a task in itself.
Unlike doctors, lawyers, or realtors, there are NO SPECIAL
TESTS OR LICENSES required to be a home inspector in
Hawaii. Shocking isn't it? A person who knows NOTHING
about houses could become a home inspector tomorrow
by paying for a $20 business license. A good realtor
will know a few good home inspectors and can give you
their phone numbers, however the final decision should
come from YOU. Here are some questions you should ask
a home inspector prior to committing to doing a home
inspection with them:
"What is your experience
that qualifies you as a home inspector? Are you a licensed
contractor? How many homes have you built or what construction
or architectural experience do you have?"
If someone claims to be a professional
home inspector, he or she had better know how a home
is built. Manny has been a professional Licensed Contractor
for over 30 years and has built and remodeled numerous
residential homes and commercial properties. He has
also bought and sold many fixer-upper properties. Click
here to read more about Manny's professional experience.
"Can I see your references?"
A good home inspector should have
the buyers interest in mind. If he or she has represented
these previous buyers well, then he or she should have
references to prove it. Click
here to view testimonials from some of Manny's clients.
you offer a full refund if I am not satisfied in anyway?"
Manny stands behinds his inspections.
If at the end of the inspection you are not satisfied
for ANY reason, you have no obligation to pay. It is
as simple as that.
Read more about
comparing home inspectors.
Q.How long does a home
inspection usually take?
A.Depending on the size of
the home, an inspection can take anywhere from 2-3 hours.
Q.When is payment expected?A. Payment
is expected at the end of the home inspection. Manny
accepts cash or check.