What Your Home Inspector Wants You to Know

Whether you are buying or selling a home in the Cedar Rapids area, the home inspection process can be a scary time.  For sellers, you are reminded of maintenance that you haven't got to yet.  For buyers, it could mean heartbreaking news that something is seriously wrong with the house they fell in love with. Here are things that your home inspector wants you to know before they do and inspection on a house. For Sellers Pets Even though a home inspector loves pets they would still feel terrible if a pet got out on accident.  Be sure and put your pet somewhere they won't be able to get out … [Read more...]

Home Inspection Checklist

You have home inspection ordered. So, what are they going to check out? Better yet, you should ask what they won’t/don’t inspect and will that be a worry for you? If they specifically don’t check for Radon and you want to have your home checked out for Radon, you will want to find an inspector who does check Radon. So, what are they going to check out? If they specifically don’t check for Radon and you want to have your home checked out for Radon, you will want to find an inspector who does check Radon. Your home inspection will not cover septic or well inspections. Those are other … [Read more...]

Do you REALLY need to have a home inspection?

Should you hire the services of a home inspector before purchasing your home? I suggest you do. The purchase order forms I use there is a  box to check whether you want a whole house inspection, partial inspection of particular sections of the house (roof, furnace, plumbing, etc.) or to waive inspection all together. Once checked to have an inspection, a contingency clause is implemented on which type of inspection you are going to use. The contingency means that if a home inspection reveals anything disagreeable, the contract between the parties may be broken.  If you waive this option, you … [Read more...]