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  Why do I need a home inspection? The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you should learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs, builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will have a clearer understanding of the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.  If you are already a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might avoid costly future repairs. If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.   What does it include?    The standard home inspector's report will review the condition of the home's heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structure.  
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How much will it cost?   The inspection fee for a typical one-family house varies geographically, as does the cost of housing. Similarly, within a given area, the inspection fee may vary depending upon the size of the house, its age, and possible additional services, such as septic, well, or radon testing. However, do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection, or in the selection of your home inspector. The sense of security and knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspector is not necessarily a bargain. Use the inspector's qualifications, including experience, training, and professional affiliations, as a guide.   Should I attend the inspection?   While it's not required for you to be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. You will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions directly, as you learn about the condition of the home, how its systems work, and how to maintain it.
Why can't I do it myself?    Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector who has inspected hundreds, perhaps thousands, of homes. An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, their proper installation, and maintenance. He or she knows how the home's system and components are intended to function together, as well as why they fail. Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may affect their judgment. For accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial third-party opinion by an expert in the field of home inspection.
What if the report reveals problems?   No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. A seller may make repairs if major problems are found. If your budget is tight, or if you don't want to become involved in future repair work, this information will be important to you. Can a house fail an inspection?   No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of your prospective home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what may need major repair or replacement.    When do I call a home inspector?   A home inspector is typically contacted immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed. Before you sign, be sure there is an inspection clause in the sales contract, making your final purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.    If the house proves to be in good condition, did I really need an inspection?   Definitely. Now you can complete your home purchase with confidence. You will also have learned many things about your new home from the inspector's written report, and will have that information for future reference.
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Home Inspection FAQ
What is a home inspection?  "A home inspection is an objective, visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house from the roof to the foundation"
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Colorado  Professional Inspections Colorado  CPI
Local Home Inspection in Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley, Windsor, Estes Park, Boulder, Longmont, Larimer, and Weld
Colorado  Professional Inspections CPI
  Why do I need a home inspection? The purchase of a home is probably the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you should learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs, builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will have a clearer understanding of the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.  If you are already a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might avoid costly future repairs. If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.   What does it include?    The standard home  inspector's report will review the condition of the home's heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic, and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structure.  
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How much will it cost?   The inspection fee for a typical one-family house varies geographically, as does the cost of housing. Similarly, within a given area, the inspection fee may vary depending upon the size of the house, its age, and possible additional services, such as septic, well, or radon testing. However, do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection, or in the selection of your home inspector. The sense of security and knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspector is not necessarily a bargain. Use the inspector's qualifications, including experience, training, and professional affiliations, as a guide.
Why can't I do it myself?    Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector who has inspected hundreds, perhaps thousands, of homes. An inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, their proper installation, and maintenance. He or she knows how the home's system and components are intended to function together, as well as why they fail. Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may affect their judgment. For accurate information, it is best to obtain an impartial third- party opinion by an expert in the field of home inspection.
  Should I attend the inspection?   While it's not required for you to be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. You will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions directly, as you learn about the condition of the home, how its systems work, and how to maintain it. What if the report reveals problems?   No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn't necessarily mean you shouldn't buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. A seller may make repairs if major problems are found. If your budget is tight, or if you don't want to become involved in future repair work, this information will be important to you. Can a house fail an inspection?   No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of your prospective home. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what may need major repair or replacement.    When do I call a home inspector?   A home inspector is typically contacted immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed. Before you sign, be sure there is an inspection clause in the sales contract, making your final purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional home inspection. This clause should specify the terms to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.    If the house proves to be in good condition, did I really need an inspection?   Definitely. Now you can complete your home purchase with confidence. You will also have learned many things about your new home from the inspector's written report, and will have that information for future reference.
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Home Inspection FAQ
What is a home inspection?  "A home inspection is an objective, visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house from the roof to the foundation"
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