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Common Home Inspection Questions

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Of course!
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You will receive the report within 24 hours of the inspection time.  In most cases you will receive it on the same day.
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You will receive a link in your email to a downloadable PDF and an interactive web-based report.
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The length of the inspection depends on the size and condition of the home.  For a 2000 square foot house, a home inspection might take 3 1/2 hours.  Larger homes will naturally last longer.
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My inspection reports do not contain the words “pass” or “fail”.  The truth is that all homes have problems, and it is the home inspector’s duty to describe the problems as best possible.  If you feel that a specific problem or group of problems is bad enough to not buy the house, then that is OK.  I do my best to provide an unbiased assessment of the home’s condition.  I urge you to discuss the report with your real estate agent.  Often times the seller will credit the price of repairs to the buyer, meaning that you are not on the hook for those repairs.
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Almost all home inspections reveal problems, and that is OK.  When I find problems I document them in a professional and unbiased way.  I review any problems with you and discuss how they can be repaired.
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Yes!  Home inspection reports are an important part of the home buying negotiation process, and enable you to potentially reduce the selling price of the home.  In New York State, anyone inspecting a home as part of a real estate transaction must be a licensed home inspector.
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Bradley Beck is a New York State licensed home inspector #16000086029, New York State certified Mold Assessor #MA1606 and is a certified radon technician.
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Yes!  Bradley Beck is an associate member in good standing of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), and is a member of both the Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce and the Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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The price of a home inspection mainly depends on the size of the home.  Multi-unit buildings and very old structures have additional complexities that may increase the price.
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We can still inspect almost all of the house when it’s covered in snow.  The roof covering is one area that just cannot be inspected, and the driveway, walkways and decks can have a limited inspection as well.  We still access the attic, if possible, in order to examine the underside of the roof.
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We prefer to coordinate inspections with the real estate agent in order to make things easier on the buyer.  We have access to electronic lockboxes and can access those easily.  If the home combination lockbox, we’ll get the code from the agent.
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During the inspection, we look at the grounds, exterior, roof, plumbing, heating, cooling, electrical, basement, attic, heating, cooling and other major parts of the home.
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Our home inspection and testing services are offered for single-family homes, duplexes, multi-family or investment properties, townhouses, condos and trailer homes.
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