Residential Home Inspections
Buyer & Seller Inspections
Home inspections are important to have done on every home being bought or
"What Families Should Expect from a Home Inspection"
A home inspection is an independent, objective, visual, non-invasive
examination of the structure, systems and components that make up a home.
It is the first opportunity most of us really have to become
familiar with the health of a home. Buying or selling a home is an
emotional time in everyone's life. As a buyer you have become
attached to the charm of the home. As a seller you have formed many
lasting memories in the home.
No home can truly fail a home inspection. Still, lets face it, no
home is perfect. Not even a new construction. A home inspection
is not a building code inspection, an appraisal that determines the value
of the home, nor is it a warranty against future failure of any structure,
system or component of a home. A home inspection is a way to educate
yourself about the safety and maintenance considerations of the home at the
time of the inspection.
Once a home inspection is completed the home inspector, not unlike your
family doctor, may suggest contacting a specialists to do a technical
inspection for specific components of the home. These may include: a
Qualified Licensed Electrician, a Qualified Licensed Plumber, a Qualified
Licensed Structural Engineer, a Qualified Licensed HVAC Technician, a
Qualified Licensed Roofing Contractor, or other Qualified Licensed
by: Jason Sieg HOME SLEUTHS
on 97.1 FM Detroit"
"The Hardcore Mortgage, Real Estate & Business Show"
What an exciting show. I
would like to thank the host Harvey Freed, co-host Alex Nefouse & real
estate agent Dan Beazley for requesting that I make a guest appearance on
their show. I had a lot of fun talking to the guys. The show
was 2 hours long with several callers asking questions about everything
from listing a house for sale to financing the purchase of a new home.
There were several callers
requesting information about home inspections that I answered. I
spoke about How to find a qualified home inspector, septic system
inspections, radon gas testing and my Hot Topic Arsenic in Drinking Water.
Of course when it comes to finding a qualified home inspector
or other NACHI certified home inspectors are the most qualified
For septic system inspections I suggest hiring a septic company to do
You could have them clean the system after you move into your new home.
can help you find a qualified septic service company.
With radon gas we talked about mitigation which is usually between
$500.00 and $1,500.00.
Finally Arsenic in Drinking Water, my hot topic, in which most of
Michigan's wells are contaminated with. Everyone should have their
water tested, well or city water. When you have it tested make sure
it is tested for arsenic as well as the usual contaminates. Most
companies do not check for arsenic.
by: Jason Sieg HOME SLEUTHS
As a buyer
You want to know the condition of the New or Previously Owned home you
are thinking of buying. You do not want to be surprised by any
major repair or major replacement issues shortly after closing and moving
into your new home.
As a seller
You do not want to be surprised by the buyer asking you to make major
repairs, or asking you to lower your selling price. In order to
accommodate the expence of hiring someone to complete the repairs for
them, after the purchase has been finalized.
Real Estate Agent
You want an inspector who knows what he is doing. You do not want
an inspector that is cheep. This could cause the loss of a sale.
An Inspection Should Cost
On average between $300.00 - $800.00. There are inspectors out
there that charge much less but, you get what you pay for.
you are having an inspection done by someone who is knowledgeable and