Get the Facts with a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection

A Pre-Purchase Home Inspection Prevents Unpleasant Surprises and Unexpected Costs

It doesn’t make sense to move forward with a home purchase without having all the information you need. Getting a home inspection before buying provides insight into the real condition of the structure. A certified home inspector will find any hidden flaws so that you can make an informed decision.

Why Do You Need a Home Inspection Before Buying a House?

A licensed home inspector comes to your potential home as a neutral party. You may assume that everything is in working order, but inspectors like Jeff Hunter take nothing at face value. He evaluates every aspect of the building so that you know what you are getting into before you make the purchase. Using a home buyers inspection service has several advantages.

A neutral point of view

A certified home inspector brings a fresh set of eyes to the process. This professional will help you see the imperfections you might overlook. An unbiased home inspection will help you make an informed decision. 

Preventing a hasty purchase

Both buyers and sellers may be motivated to move forward with the sale quickly, and this sense of urgency can blind you to serious problems. A pre-purchase home inspection intentionally slows down the process to give you a clear perspective.

A full report

After the visit, our licensed home inspector will provide a detailed report of the findings with photos and notes about his findings, making it simple to review the information at your own pace.

Improved negotiating power

 An inspector’s report can be a powerful tool at the negotiating table. With accurate information, you can discuss a lower price or negotiate equipment updates into the deal.

Realistic budget planning

An inspector’s report provides valuable information for long-term budgeting. You may not need to replace the air conditioner this year, but you can anticipate the expense so it doesn’t hit you as a shock later on.

Peace of mind

A pre-purchase inspection involves an examination of the electric and plumbing systems of your new home. You will unlock the door knowing that your new home and safe and up to code.

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Jeff Hunter

Jeff Hunter had over 30 years of experience as a commercial and residential contractor before starting as an Arizona home inspector. The attention to detail that helped him in construction makes him an ideal person to inspect your home.

Jeff completed his education at Inspection Training of Arizona and is certified to examine residential properties.. He offers services such as:

Hunter Home Inspections: Quality and Experience

The benefits of a home buyers inspection service depend on the abilities of the home inspector. Jeff Hunter brings a unique blend of experience and knowledge to every home inspection he performs. He understands every aspect of home construction as well as how buildings change over time in the southwestern climate.

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A Pre-Purchase Home Inspection for an Informed Decision

If you are looking to buy a new home, make sure you know all the facts about the building. A pre-purchase home inspection supports an informed home-buying process. With over 30 years in the construction industry, Jeff Hunter is the right choice for this critical task. Contact Hunter Home Inspections to set up an appointment.

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Below Are Some Common Pre-Purchase Home Inspection Questions

Homes are sold “as is” in Arizona, meaning that a home inspection is not a required part of the home-buying process. However, this also means that a seller can put a home on market with known and unknown flaws. A pre-purchase home inspection is the best way for a buyer to get the details of the property.

At your appointment, a licensed home inspector will walk through the building and check every area for potential problems. Our process includes walking the roof and using a drone to access less accessible or fragile areas. Some of the checkpoints in a typical inspection include:

  • Walls, windows, and doors
  • Plumbing fixtures and pipes
  • Electrical fixtures and wiring
  • HVAC equipment
  • Roof, gutters, and chimney
  • Large appliances
  • Outer walls, and siding

In Arizona, sellers are not automatically required to make repairs after a home inspection. However, buyers can work with the seller to have the repairs handled as a condition of the purchase. Knowing about any problems with the house also gives buyers leverage when they are negotiating a purchase price.

A swimming pool or spa is a lovely amenity, but it can also be an expensive feature to maintain. During a pool inspection, the inspector will check the integrity of the pool as well as all electrical systems and cleaning and filtering hardware.

The primary determiner of the cost of a pre-purchase home inspection is the size of the house. Larger homes cost more, reflecting the extra time and labor involved in a full inspection. Please see our pricing table here for more information.

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