First Time Home Buyers
You Should Know
You should know the condition of the home you are purchasing, including all positive and negative aspects.
You should know what repairs are need, as well as the urgency of the needed repairs, and the magnitude of the repair costs.
You should know a proper course of corrective repairs and whether alternatives are available.
You should know if there are any safety issues that need attention.
You Should Expect
You should expect an easy to understand detailed written home inspection report.
You should expect the home inspector to provide the answers to any questions you may have regarding the report.
You should expect the home inspector's door to be open for answers to future questions.
You Should Not Expect
You should not expect the home inspector to offer to repair, for a fee, any uncovered defects (that would be a conflict of interest and may erode confidence you may have in the home inspector's findings).