Buying Your Home - Home Inspections
Do I need a home inspection?
Yes. Buying a home "as is" is a risky
proposition. Major repairs on homes can amount to thousands of dollars.
Plumbing, electrical and roof problems represent significant and complex systems
that are expensive to fix.
How do I find a home inspector?
realty agent is one source. It is best to call more than one Inspector, check prices, ask for references.
Some Inspectors in our area:
Sharpsteen: 607-533-4991 – office
607-423-5760 - cell
Lawton Architect, PLLC - 315-730-1988
Team Inspection Service – John Baranick
and Above Home Inspections, LLC
Steve Bossard – 607-749-6610
Inspection, Inc. – John Calkins
Rates can vary, it is best to ask.
What's a home inspection?
A home inspection is when a paid
professional inspector, often a contractor or an engineer, inspects the
home, searching for defects or other problems that might plague the owner later
on. They usually represent the buyer and are paid by the buyer. The inspection
usually takes place after a purchase contract between buyer and seller has been
signed, within a designated time frame.