What gets inspected? What to expect

A home/property inspection is a professional, objective, visual examination of the condition of a home. Home buyers entering the marketplace should view an inspection as a way to gain valuable information about the property. It helps clients determine whether there are any major defects or safety concerns at the time of purchase.

In most cases, home/property inspections are performed after a sales contract has been finalized. The inspection can usually be arranged within 24-72 hours of calling to schedule the appointment.

The home buyer is typically encouraged to attend the inspection, so that he or she can see first hand the workings of the home. It also represents an excellent opportunity for the prospective buyer to ask questions about the home or to discuss potential changes.

Home inspections should also highlight the positive aspects of a home. In fact, many of the home inspector’s observations or recommendations help to dispel home purchaser anxieties and provide useful repair suggestions.

Cornerstone’s primary goal to the client is primarily one of education. The goal of our inspectors is to provide the purchaser with a better understanding of the physical condition of the home in order that they can make a educated decision. We also feel that it is our role to keep our findings in perspective for the buyer.

An Cornerstone Inspection Report is created and emailed directly to you as a pdf file for easier storage and distribution to attorneys or agents.

The home/property inspection should not be confused with an appraisal, a municipal code inspection, an environmental audit, or a home owner’s warranty.

Cornerstone’s home/property inspection will cover all of the major systems, including structure, exterior, roofing, electrical, heating, cooling, insulation, plumbing and interior.