Our Commitment to You
InspectusRex is committed to providing you unbiased, professional, and thorough home inspections. As our client, your peace of mind comes first, regarding what is possibly one of the biggest financial decisions of your life.
Who Needs a Home Inspection?
Home Buyers – Understand the condition of your future home before you close; you are responsible for maintenance and upkeep going forward.
Home Sellers – A Pre-sale Inspection helps you “Get your asking price” by addressing potential maintenance issues before listing to avoid buyer concerns.
Home Owners with expiring warrantees – If you have a Builders or 3rd party home warranty, get covered items repaired before the warranty expires.
Home Builders – 3-Phase inspections help you to avoid sub-standard work before problems are covered up. Reduce your Warrantee exposure by providing excellent quality to your customers.
Insurance and Mortgage providers – Reduce your claims or financial risk by ensuring the property meets your underwriting criteria.
Property Investors – Don’t be surprised by costly repairs that erode your investment value.
What is a Home Inspection?
An inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a building. If you are in the process of buying or building a house, townhouse or condominium, etc. You should have it inspected before the final purchase by an experienced and impartial Professional Inspector.
What does a Home Inspection Include?
During a standard inspection, the inspector evaluates and reports the condition of the following:
roof, roof structure
interior and exterior walls
heating and cooling equipment (temperature permitting)
Note: Only those items that are visible and accessible by normal means are included in the report.
Can a House “Fail” the Inspection?
A professional inspection is an examination of the current condition of the house. It is not an appraisal of market value, or a municipal code inspection, which verifies local building code compliance. A professional inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but will describe its current condition and report those items that are deficient.
What if the Inspection Report reveals a problem?
The perfect house does not exist. If the Inspector identifies problem areas, it does not mean you should or shouldn’t buy the house, only that you know in advance what to expect. A seller may be willing to repair deficiencies found by the inspection, or you may be able to negotiate the sale price of the house to cover the expected costs. You may even decide this particular property is not for you. The decision is yours.
Does the Inspection show if the house meets code?
Building codes are updated every few years, so it is unlikely any house over 2 or 3 years old will be 100% code compliant. It is assumed the house met the code in force at the time it was built. Some deficiencies noted in a report may in fact be code violations. Neither the buyer, nor the seller is obligated to correct code violations. If new work is done to a house that requires a building permit, all new work must meet the current code.
What will a Home Inspection cost?
Inspection fees vary depending upon several factors such as the size of the house, age, foundation type, number of HVAC systems and optional systems such as a pool, outbuildings, solar systems, etc. (The longer it takes to complete the inspection, the more it will cost)
InspectusRex fees start at $350 for a Condo or small home. As an approximation, plan on spending 0.001% of the home listing price. Call for a quote.
Cost should not be the biggest factor in determining whether to have your home inspected. You could save many times the inspection cost by being aware of and negotiating repairs prior to close.
Are Home Inspectors regulated?
Home Inspectors are Licensed and regulated by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) Regulations and cover the sale of single-family homes and multi-family homes up to 4 units. The TREC “Standards of Practice” (SOP) must be followed, and the report must conform to the latest TREC form. (Currently REI 7-6) See TREC website here: Welcome to TREC (texas.gov) See TREC Consumer Protection Notice here: CN 1-4-1_1.pdf (texas.gov)
Why should I hire InspectusRex to do my Home Inspection?
InspectusRex provides you with a written report that details the condition of your home. We will personally walk through the completed report with you to ensure you understand any deficiencies we discover and our recommendations moving forward. It is our goal to ensure that you will have the knowledge and security to make a clear selling or buying decision.