Home Inspections

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What is a home inspection, and why should I care?


A home inspection is an examination of the home you’re considering purchasing or selling. A home inspection is conducted primarily by visual inspection, but specialty tools, such as those used to test moisture, electrical safety, thermal imaging, etc… may be used. The goal of an inspection is to determine if there are any defects with the home. Identifying defects with a home is important from both sides of a purchase.  

For a seller, especially if the inspection is conducted before the home is listed, an inspection allows the opportunity to fix problems before they become a point of conflict during the purchase process. If this sounds like you’re cup of tea, make sure you check out our Pre-Listing section.

For a buyer the inspection provides a detailed view of the home you are excited to purchase and give you a clear, third party, non-emotional evaluation of the overall condition of the home. We will identify any issues with the home, present you with a detailed report and answer any questions you have about your potential purchase. Hopefully there are not many or any issues with the home you have set your sights on, but if there are, then having an independent inspection provides you with the leverage you’ll need to knowledgeably negotiate to have the problems fixed prior to purchase or negotiate a price reduction. For example, you would be frustrated if you closed on your home only to find out that it was missing all the insulation in the attic, or that the foundation needed a very costly repair.

Because your home is one of the largest investments you’ll make, be sure to hire an experienced, qualified inspector who will help you make the right investment decision.

How can Perception Property Services save you money?


To the untrained eye, existing issues in a home may not be immediately noticeable.

On a recent inspection, I uncovered a major issue related to the foundation of a home. Horizontal cracking along areas of the foundation wall were showing signs of separation. Certain sections were even bowing upon closer inspection with a level. This was a classic example of how perception may not match reality.

After identifying the problem, a reputable foundation company was dispatched to estimate the repair cost. Are you sitting down? $26,000. 


What do we inspect?


During your inspection we will evaluate and document the specifications and condition of the following systems and components that make up your prospective home. Our goal is to ensure that you have an accurate perception of the home you’re considering buying.

Structural Components

Foundation, Floor, Roof, Walls, Crawlspace, Basement, etc…

Exterior

Siding, Trim, Flashing, Decks, Exterior Doors & Windows, etc…

Roofing

Roof Coverings, Gutters, Flashings, Skylights, etc…

Plumbing

Bathtubs, Showers, Toilets, Piping, Water Heater, etc…

Electrical

Receptacles, Panel Boxes, Lights, Meter, etc…

HVAC

Ductwork, Heating & Cooling units, Chimneys, Thermostats, etc…

Interior

Walls, Ceilings, Floors, Doors, Windows, Stairways, Counters & Cabinets, etc…

Insulation & Ventilation

Attics, Crawlspace, Vapor Barrier, Ventilation in Kitchen – Bath – Laundry, etc…

Appliances

Dishwasher, Range, Oven, Disposal, Microwave, Range Hood, etc…


Questions our clients often ask


How much does a Home Inspection Cost?

Our home inspections start at $350, but the inspection cost may vary based on the age of the home, square footage, home type, and other factors. When you’re ready, you can schedule your inspection using our online scheduler.

How soon after the inspection can I expect to receive the report?

We deliver your detailed home inspection report between 24-48 hours after the completion of your inspection. If you’re present at the inspection, then we will cover any areas of concern that we found and answer any questions you have. 

Can I attend my inspection?

Absolutely! In fact, we love it when clients come to the inspection and we recommend it. However, if you are attending an inspection, NC state law requires that your realtor be present as well. By following us through the inspection you’ll learn a ton about your new home and gain quick insight into the overall condition of the home before even receiving the report. Plus, when you receive the report you’ll be able to better understand the findings and be able to better negotiate any repairs that are needed. 

At what point during the buying process should I schedule my inspection?

We recommend scheduling your inspection after an offer has been made and accepted, but before the closing date. That way we can identify any defects that might be costly or even dangerous before you purchase your new home. 

Looking for even more information about Home Inspections?

Take a look at the following articles or reach out to us Contact Us. We are happy to answers any questions you have.

InterNACHI – Home Inspection FAQs

Investopedia – Importance of Home Inspection Contingency

Forbes – What is a home inspection and how do I hire an inspector?


Our Other Services


Radon Testing

Never heard of Radon?
Find out if the home you’re buying contains dangerous levels of this invisible carcinogen. Get your home checked today!

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Pest Inspection

Home inspections don’t include the detection and documentation of pests, like termites or carpenter ants. These pests can create major problems and be costly to remediate.

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Water Quality

Of all the things that you use in your house, water is the most vital and essential for healthy living. We can test the quality of your water so you can be confident that it is safe.

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Midland, NC 28107

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We are a full service home inspection company serving residential clients in North and South Carolina. Book an inspection today to better understand if the perception of your property is reality.


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