What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical condition of a home (or other building). This is usually, but not always, connected to the sale of that home or building and its findings often determine the successful completion of that sale.

A home inspection will usually include an examination of the foundation and basement, roof, attic, heating and water systems, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as the general condition of the structure itself. An inspector will look for poor construction practices and make note of any repairs that might be required or any general maintenance issues. Importantly, they will also make note of any fire and safety issues that need to be addressed.

Home Inspections are not conducted on a pass or fail basis; it provides a report that shows an itemized list of the condition of the home or building and any work that should be done. An inspection is conducted in about 95% of all real estate home transactions.

SERVICES

Residential Home Inspections

A home inspection isn’t just about protecting your investment, but also about protecting you and your family. The home inspectors at A Buyer’s Choice South St. Lucie County understand this and take their profession very seriously. They know they are an integral part in your decision to make the biggest investment of your life. Though not mandatory in every province in Canada, a residential home inspection should be a part of every real estate transaction. It is the best way to ensure that everyone is protected.

Commercial Building Inspections

A thorough building inspection before you buy a commercial property is important so you know exactly what you are buying in order to to protect your investment. An inspection by A Buyer’s Choice will help you spot the building’s faults before they become your problems. Our inspectors do a thorough job, which either meets or exceeds ASTM standards.

Pre-sale Inspections

Home inspections aren’t just for home buyers. Home sellers also gain peace of mind by investing in a thorough certified home inspection prior to putting a house up for sale. The last minute discovery of problems by a prospective buyer can lead to time delays, added expenses and can even stop a deal altogether. Your best prevention measure as a home seller is to have a certified inspection done prior to listing your home.

Wind Mitigation

A wind mitigation or hurricane insurance inspection look for construction features that have been shown to reduce losses in hurricanes. A homeowner with windstorm insurance can submit the results of a wind mitigation inspection to their insurer to obtain discounts on their windstorm insurance.

Four Point Inspection

A Four Point Inspection focuses only on four main areas of interest in a home.

  • HVAC
  • Electrical wiring and panels
  • Plumbing connections and fixtures
  • Roof

Monster Free Guarantee

Monster Free Guarantee
Sometimes families with small children are a little frightened leaving their comfortable home for a new house. So as we conduct our house inspection we also check for monsters. The child(ren) receive a certificate guaranteeing that there are no monsters in the house!

Buy Back Guarantee

Buy Back Guarantee
Home buyers can buy a home worry-free when they have it inspected by a participating InterNACHI member. If they are not happy within 90 days after buying it, InterNACHI will buy back the home at full price.