Making Home Buying and Selling, an Informed Decision!

      

Small time investment, huge rewards!

 

A typical inspection can last 2 ½ to 3 hours from beginning to end.   This can vary a bit with the size, complexity, accessibility of mechanical systems, and general circumstances of the home.  Homes older than 50 years, will always take a little more time.  


Examples

Single Family home - Resale:  Homes typically take no less than 2 1/2 hours and quite often more! 


Condominiums and Town homes:  Typically take less than 2 hours.


Single family home - New Home Construction:  TARION Inspections typically take a minimum of 2.5 hours dependent on the square footage of the home.


Whether you are ordering a Home Owners Inspection (you own the property now) or Pre-Purchase Inspection (you are putting an offer in for a property), your professional HomeCheckups inspection will be conducted in two stages. 

 

The first stage is the home inspectors’ view of the home as a system.  He’s looking to see if all the parts are working together.   

 

The second stage is where you are encouraged to participate with your HomeCheckups inspector as you both review in detail the many parts and systems of the property.  This is important to your understanding of what the inspector sees and your education of what may be your next new home. 

 

Your HomeCheckups inspector will point out things that will also require regular maintenance, where the furnace filter goes,  where the electrical panel and main electrical shutoff are, safety devices, unique house features, the location of the water shut-off and the natural gas or oil shut-off valves are, in case of an emergency.