image_the_home_inspectionAs a home buyer, you have the legal right to a home inspection.  The home inspection empowers you to make the best informed buying decision.   A home inspection expert is your best asset in becoming fully informed on the condition of the property, your largest investment.  The home inspection is a visual examination of readily accessible structural and mechanical components of the home from the roof to foundation.  

The home inspection is not a “pass or fail” process, however, it may be contingent upon the revealed condition of the property if you decide to buy it or not.  As professional home inspectors, our job is to supply unbiased information and educate you about the property.  

Many times, the sale is contingent on the buyers’ acceptance of the inspection report.  You have a specified number of days in which to accept or decline the property “as-is”.  If you decline, you have five basic choices: 

  1. Ask the seller(s) to make some repairs.
  2. Ask the seller(s) to make many repairs.
  3. Ask the seller(s) to reduce the sale price.
  4. Ask the seller(s) to credit you the cost of the repairs.
  5. Decline to purchase the house. 

If you choose to negotiate, the seller(s) can choose the following:

  1. Agree to all of your requests.
  2. Agree to some of your requests.
  3. Agree to none of your requests ("Take it or leave it"). 

Equity Home Inspections is committed to help you put into perspective what repairs are urgent or of minor concern.  At times, defects are found that do not comply with various building or safety standards (such as dangerous carbon monoxide leaks).  Serious defects will eventually require repair, prior to your possession of the property or someone else’s.   Shattered windows and water leaks are, in most cases, contractually mandated repairs and affect the habitability of the property.  Other faulty or substandard conditions are reasonable cause to negotiate their repair with the seller.  In most cases, common wear and tear items are repaired by the buyer.   The cost of the house is what you are paying for it in addition to the cost of desired or necessary repairs.

Generally home inspection fees vary widely, depending on the size, age, and complexity of the home.  Fees also vary according to the experience level of the home inspector you hire.  Those who are new to the profession typically charge lower prices to attract business.  However, home inspection is a profession where you truly get what you pay for.  Price shopping is a very risky way of choosing an inspector, given the costly consequences of undisclosed defects.

In Colorado where Home Inspectors are not licensed by the State, the average price for an inspection is significantly lower.  We offer competitive market pricing, never making compromises to quality.   You may not find us to have the cheapest price, but it is our commitment and GUARANTEE that we will provide you with the best value for your hard earned money.  Typically, a home inspection price on a single family home will average about $400.   The price we quote could be higher or lower depending on the size, type and age of the property.   Please call for a free home inspection quote. 

The professional home inspection includes evaluation and reporting of the:
  • Structure
  • Foundation
  • Exterior
  • Grading
  • Siding
  • Driveway
  • Patio
  • Roof
  • Downspouts
  • Attic
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Crawlspace
  • Plumbing
  • Bathrooms
  • Electrical panel
  • Electrical Outlets and Wiring
  • Furnace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Water Heater
  • Interior Components
  • Fireplace
  • Floors
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Combustible Gas Testing
  • Carbon Monoxide Testing
  • Major Appliances

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