Outer Banks home inspectors perform a very valuable and important service. The home inspector will examine existing homes using professional standards as a measure to accurately report the condition to everyone involved in the real estate transaction. The home inspector does not evaluate the home for cost or value, but reports objectively in writing the condition of the home’s systems as they appear and operate; at the time of the inspection. Keep in mind, many home inspectors are not licensed HVAC, electrical, plumbing etc. Although they understand these system on some level they cannot make opinions on items that require licensure.
A detailed home inspection usually takes two to three hours or longer. It really depends on the home’s age and square footage. We recommend that you meet your home inspector after the inspection has been completed. Then ask your Outer Banks home inspector any questions, and to look at any areas needing maintenance or repair.
Remember, just because there may be an issue or two with a home you are interested in purchasing, doesn’t mean that the Seller has to fix them. It becomes another negotiation in the property purchase. Use the repair contingency amount to set your thresh hold for repairs.