A home is the most expensive purchase you may make………please don’t hire an Unlicensed home inspector!
Home inspections are done to protect you from bad deals and home inspection contingencies in a contract give you a basis to request the current owners make repairs before closing or to walk away from the deal all together. (an exception is a foreclosure property in most cases)
It’s in your best interest to understand the home you are buying, it’s systems and any potential problems or items that you may need to add to a honey do list which means you should meet the home inspector on site during the process. Ask them questions! NO home is perfect. Even new construction.
Home inspection fees vary but are usually under $350 in our area. Considering how much an inspection can save you in the long run, it’s money well spent.
To find out if the person you want to hire is licensed go to AHIB (these are some in Jefferson County)
The pic below is from a service provider in our area.
If you are ready to start the home hunting process we would love to help you.