Should I Get a Home Inspection when buying a home?
Yes, is the generic answer most home inspectors will give you along with the generic quote of “Buying a home may be the largest investment you'll ever make, so protect yourself” and this is a true statement that we all know. You want to know all the potential problem areas of a property BEFORE you purchase it. The purchase of a home is a very exciting and stressful time. It is very easy at this time to over look some of the important details associated with the condition of the home being purchased. Whether buying or selling, you can feel secure with a Camelot Home Inspection.
Now the hard part is, for you the buyer, to make the right choice and obtain the best inspector. Notice I did not say the best price for an inspector. Do not make that fatal mistake of looking at the cost of the inspectors’ fee 1st. Questions such as; does the inspector have real knowledge (what are their qualifications); does the inspector have experience (is the inspection report understandable); is the inspector going to answer all my questions; will the inspector answer his phone in a month if I have a question, how does the inspector get most of their business; can I be at the inspection, and so much more. Camelot Home Inspections answers to the above are yes. Most of my business is through word of mouth.
My name is Brian Cameron, owner of Camelot Home Inspections, and I have been inspecting homes since the end of 2003 and am licensed by Texas Real Estate Commission (Licensed Number #7201). My home inspection takes anywhere from 3.5 to 6 hours and sometimes longer. The 3 to 5 hours is only the visual inspection of the home later another 2 hours of the day is writing the report at my office. The visual of the home inspection report is the most important. Some internet sources state that home inspection fees run from $150 to $290, however, these "low" fees are usually based on an inspector doing 2 to 3 or more inspections per day. Camelot Home Inspections likes to schedule only one inspection per day but no more then two inspections per day. If a thorough inspection and report takes around 5 to 8 hours, how "thorough" is the inspector who does 3 to 4 inspections and reports in one day? There are no short cuts in my home inspections; all of my home inspections are thorough.