A home inspection is performed by a licensed home inspector and is designed to provide a thorough, detailed examination of a home, usually during the process of buying or selling a home. Homes are inspected for structural soundness, proper function, and code requirements for all visible, accessible areas of the property.
Home inspections performed by a professional home inspector give you a clear, comprehensive understanding of your property’s condition through the experience and training of an unbiased third party – your home inspector.
If you are buying or selling a home, coming up on your one-year builder warranty, or simply question the condition of your current home, a home inspection can be a valuable investment.
A licensed home inspector from our Tulsa office will examine all visible and accessible areas of your home and property. This normally includes major components including:
Licensed home inspectors must have the education and experience required by the state of Oklahoma and pass a state licensing exam to become a licensed home inspector. As a licensed home inspector, they must comply with the regulations in the Standard of Practice.
No. A home inspection and a repair estimate are unrelated. A licensed home inspector is there to help gain a better understanding of the overall condition of your home. For the cost of repairs, you will need further advice from the proper professional.
A home inspection usually takes 2 to 4 hours depending on your home’s square footage.
It is always a good idea to be there. If you’re there, your home inspector has the opportunity to go over the inspection with you when it’s complete and explain his findings.
Your home inspector will provide an inspection report summarizing what was inspected, condition, defects identified, and recommendations for remediation. There are minimum guidelines established by the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission, and depending on your home inspector, reports can vary.