Available Inspection Services, Pricing & FAQs
Home Buyer's Home Inspection-
(Following NY State Guidelines)
Home Seller's Pre-Listing Inspection- $250
First impressions mean everything!
Additional testing available with the standard home inspection-
INSPECTION REPORT- Provided within 24 hours of inspection Guaranteed. Reports can be provided sooner upon request.
Top Rung Home Inspections only delivers custom reports to our clients with crisp, clean high definition photos. These reports are a mix of check list type reporting, and written narratives of each issue with customized comments. As opposed to other reporting styles that give a quick touch screen, multiple choice type selection of each issue- with our reports, your comments will be specifically written for your inspection. We take the time to concisely explain each issue. Purchasing a home is a big investment. You deserve a well thought out report for the price of your inspection.
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Buyer's Home Inspection (Pre-Purchase Inspection)
For a potential home buyer, the pre-purchase inspection provides detailed information on the condition of a home and lists any repairs that may be needed. These inspections not only give buyers peace of mind when it comes to making an informed decision, but can also be a negotiating tool.
The confidential Inspection Report is a valuable document for the home buyer to keep as a future reference for detailed information on their home.
Seller's Pre-Listing Inspection
You only have one chance to make a first impression! Minimize the chance of buyers walking away from your home. The Pre-List Inspection is for the home owner that is putting their home on the market. This inspection provides a detailed report of the current condition of the home and prepares the home owner for defects which potential buyers (and their own home inspector) may find when looking at your home. This gives you -the home seller- the advantage of fixing any repairs in advance to minimize any last minute hang ups which may delay your sale. This gives you the sales advantage over other homes on the market because your home is pre-qualified. Statistics prove that the longer a home sits on the market, the more difficult it is to sell. Taking care of a little now may save you a lot in the future.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Do I really need a home inspection before buying my new home?
A: Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence. If you are planning to sell your home in the future, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.
Q: What does a home inspector look for?
A: A general home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components of a home. The following components of the home are inspected for Safety, Operation and Condition: Roof; Exterior; Basement, Foundation, Crawlspace & Structure; Heating; Cooling; Plumbing; Electrical; Fireplace; Attic, Insulation & Ventilation; Doors, Windows & Interior.
More information about the scope of a home inspection can be found at http://www.nachi.org/sop.htm
Q: How long does a home inspection take?
A: It really depends on the home. Each inspection is different. A typical home inspection takes around 3 to 4 hours, depending on the size of the house, the home's systems, and questions the buyer may have during the inspection. An inspection that is completed faster than this has probably skipped important components of the house.
Q: Do I have to be there?
A: While it’s not required that you be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended for multiple reasons. During the process, you will be able to ask questions as you learn about the condition of the home. The inspector will be able to point things out, and explain what s/he saw during the walk through at the end of the inspection.
Q: What if the report reveals problems?
A: No house is perfect. If the the inspector identifies defects, it doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t purchase the home. The inspection simply informs you of what to expect. If your budget is tight, or if you don’t want to become involved in future repair work, this information will be important to you. If major problems are found, a seller may agree to make repairs, or lower the price.
Q: If the house proves to be in good condition, do I really need an inspection?
A: Yes. Now you can complete your home purchase with confidence. You’ll have learned many things about your new home from the inspector’s written report, and will have that information for future reference. Even new homes should have a home inspection. The report can be used to refer back to about facts about the home when questions arise in the future.
Q: Are a home inspection and an appraisal the same thing?
A: "A property’s value cannot be known without performing an in-depth evaluation by a trained real estate appraiser.Real estate appraisal can be used for the following purposes: