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Frequently Asked Questions

What Does An Inspection Include?


An inspection includes a visual examination of the building. During a standard inspection, the inspector evaluates and reports the condition of the foundation, grading, roof, roof structure, interior/exterior walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, fireplace/chimney, electrical systems, heating equipment, cooling equipment (temperature permitting), plumbing system, water heating equipment and built-in kitchen appliances. Only those items that are visible and accessible by normal means are included in the report.

 

Inspectors licensed in Wisconsin are required to comply with the Standards of Practice in Wisconsin when inspections are performed for a prospective buyer or prospective seller of one-to-four family residential property. The Standards of Practice are the minimum levels of inspection practice required of inspectors for the accessible parts, components, and systems typically found in improvements to real property, excluding detached structures, decks, docks and fences. The inspector may provide a higher level of inspection performance than required by the standards of practice and may inspect parts, components, and systems in addition to those described by the standards of practice.

 

Why Do I Need An Inspection?


Your home purchase could be the largest single investments you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises, you’ll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. An inspection may identify the need for immediate repairs or builder errors, as well the need for maintenance to better protect your home. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make an informed decision.


As the seller of a home, an inspection can give you the opportunity to complete needed repairs that could possibly make your home more appealing to a potential buyer.

If you already own a home, an inspection may identify problem areas enabling you to address them and possibly avoid future expensive repairs.

 

Can I Do The Inspection Myself?


Although you may be very handy, most home buyers and home owners lack the knowledge and expertise of a professional inspector. Professional inspectors have extensive training and have inspected hundreds, or perhaps thousands of homes in their career. A professional inspector is familiar with the critical elements of construction and with the proper installation, maintenance and inter-relations of these elements. Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the home they are considering, and this may lead to a poor assessment.

 

What Will An Inspection Cost?


The inspection fee for a typical single-family house varies geographically, as does the cost of housing. Likewise, within a geographic area the inspection fees charged by different inspection services may vary depending upon a number of factors such as size of the house, its age, particular features of the house (slab foundation, crawl space foundation, etc.) and possible optional systems inspected (pool, lawn sprinkler systems, water wells, septic systems, etc.).

 

Cost should not be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection or in the selection of your home inspector. Although the fee paid for an inspection is a consideration, other comparisons must be made to ensure you are obtaining the most comprehensive inspection for your dollar. You might save many times the cost of the inspection if you are able to have the seller perform repairs based on significant problems revealed by the inspector. Use the inspector’s qualifications, including experience, training, and professional affiliations as a guide.

 

Can A House Fail An Inspection?


No. A professional inspection is simply an examination of the current condition of your house. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value, or a municipal code inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A professional inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but will describe its current condition and report those items that are deficient.

 

How Do I Find An Inspector?


There are several ways of choosing an inspector. You can use the TAREI Find An Inspector search tool for a list of inspectors in your area and who belong to this non-profit professional organization. Personal contacts, either from prior inspections or from a friend, relative, or business acquaintance who has had a recent inspection is an excellent method. Also, your real estate agent or broker may be able to provide you a list of names from which to choose.

 

What Is TAREI?

The Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors (TAREI) is a statewide professional organization formed in 1977. TAREI promotes a professional code of ethics for its members, reviews and upgrades minimum standards, provides recommendations to the Texas Real Estate Commission, and conducts statewide continuing education programs for all inspectors. Click here to find a TAREI Inspector in your area.

 

Who Belongs To TAREI?

The Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors (TAREI) is a state trade association comprised of real estate inspectors who are dedicated to applying higher standards to every aspect of their business. TAREI inspectors agree to maintain a high standard of professionalism, independence and fairness while in the performance of completing inspections.

 

When Do I Call An Inspector?

The best time to retain the inspector is immediately after the purchase contract has been signed. The TREC One-Four Family Residential Contract allows for the buyer to have a property inspected. A negotiated time period, referred to as the option period, is when the inspection takes place. Any request for repairs have to be agreed upon and signed by all parties in the form of an amendment to the contract ON or BEFORE the expiration of the option period.

 

Should I Attend The Inspection?

It is highly recommended that you attend the inspection. Attending the inspection will allow you to become more familiar with the home you are purchasing. Also, you can observe the inspector and ask questions while learning about the condition of the home.

 

What If The Inspection Report Reveals Problems?

Perfect houses do not exist. If the inspector identifies problem areas, it doesn’t mean you should or shouldn’t buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. A seller may be willing to make repairs based on deficiencies discovered by the inspector. If you are on a tight budget and the deficiencies are significant, or if you do not wish to become involved in future repair work, you may decide against this property. The decision is yours.

 

If The Inspection Report Is Favorable, Did I Really Need An Inspection?

Absolutely! Now you can complete your purchase with confidence about the condition of the property. You may have learned a few things about your home from the inspection report, and will want to keep that information for future reference. Above all, you can rest assured that you are making a well-informed purchase decision.