Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a home inspection?

What is inspected?

Can A House Fail The Inspection?

How long does the inspection take?

Can I be present at the inspection?

How much does an inspection cost?

What Kind Of Report Can I Expect?

When do I receive my inspection report?

Why use Davison Real Estate Inspections?

What if I have questions after the inspection?

Answers

A visual investigation where the inspector makes an earnest effort on your behalf to discover all visible defects of said property by following the Standards of Practice set by the Texas Real Estate Commission. The inspection is of conditions which are present and visible at the time of the inspection (and all equipment operated in normal modes).
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From the property grading, to all the mechanical and functional items which are included in the purchase of the property, to the roof.

Items that are included in the Inspection are as follows:

  • Attic
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Roof & Flashings
  • Gutters 
  • Crawlspace
  • Foundation
  • Grading
  • Retaining Walls
  • Siding & Trim
  • Driveways & Walks
  • Decks
  • Ceilings
  • Floors
  • Walls
  • Doors & Windows
  • Fireplace
  • Major Appliances
  • Electrical System
  • Water Heater
  • Plumbing System
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Attached Garage

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NNo. a professional home inspector does not issue a pass or fail grade on a home. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of the prospective home. The home inspector will describe the physical condition of the home and indicate what may need repair or replacement.
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The average home of say 2000 sq. ft. will take approximately three hours. Larger homes, older homes, foundation types and depending on the amount of mechanical equipment the property has can effect the time required to complete an inspection.

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Yes, I encourage, even prefer that all clients attend the inspection. There may be any number of items the buyer might not be familiar with. Your presence allows me to provide the explanation. You may be unable to be there the entire time so plan on attending the last hour if possible.
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The price of the inspection varies based on the size of the home. Larger homes take longer to inspect, hence the fees for these homes are greater than those for a smaller home. However, don’t let the price of the inspection determine whether or not you get a home inspection or the selection of your home inspector. The knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest priced inspector is not necessarily a bargain. The inspector’s qualifications, including his experience, training, and professional affiliations should be the most important consideration.
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A computer-generated report which will be 25 to 40 pages in length that will include easy to read details on the general condition of the home from the roof to the grading, major and minor deficiencies, any safety standards new to the home since its construction, along with digital color photos showing examples of what’s listed. Then the inspector will review the report with you to make sure that you understand everything.
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Because of the depth of my report and so as not to be rushed, I do not complete my report on site. The report will be emailed to the client and if requested to the realtor that day".
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The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly investments that a family will make. Along with the extra stresses this will add, there is also the fear factor of, “Will This Home Stand The Test of Time?” It is also important to know what YOU, as the primary investor, are getting for your money.
A home inspection is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of the home, but to also help foresee any immediate unnecessary additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a home inspection. Home inspections are not a prediction of future performance, but can pinpoint existing problem areas.

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You can call me and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. My service is a long-term investment.
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