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Frequently Asked Questions - WIN Cookeville

The price of a home inspection depends on several factors such as the size of the home, age of the home, location, foundation type, and the additional optional services you choose. Please contact us to get a specific quote for your home inspection.

WIN Home Inspection Cookeville brings state-of-the-art equipment to the inspection. A standard home inspection takes about 2-4 hours depending on the size and age of the home, but usually at least three hours of us doing what we do.

A standard WIN Home Inspection covers the following areas – site, foundation, roofing, exterior, interior, plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning, ventilation, attics, crawlspaces and/or basements.

Ideally, home buyers should have a full home inspection prior to closing on their most valued real estate transaction. If a fast closure does not allow time for a home inspection, you can choose a post-close home inspection to identify health and safety issues, needed repairs, and required maintenance items prior to moving in. Home buyers purchasing a new build should also have a one-year warranty inspection (or new construction inspection) before the builder’s warranty expires. Home sellers should have a pre-listing home inspection before placing their home on the market, though this rarely happens. Making needed repairs before listing a home can save money later and result in a faster closing. Homeowners should also consider having a full home inspection every 3 years to check on the current condition of the home and catch health and safety issues before they become larger risks.

For buyer’s inspection, home buyers pay for the inspection. For pre-listing inspection, home sellers pay for the inspection.

While attendance is not mandatory, we suggest that our clients come out, if they can, toward the end of the home inspection. Sometimes, going over report findings in-person can take the edge off what often times can be an overwhelming experience. Our clients are free to be present during the course of the inspection, but our job during the scheduled time on site is to inspect the home. Any desire to follow along during the inspection can be scheduled and accommodated for an added fee, as doing so extends the inspection time by several hours.

The homeowners/home sellers may verify the completed repairs by hiring the home inspector for a re-inspection, as well as several other common options inclusive of pictures and receipts.

A home is one of the most valued purchases one makes. And therefore, for the home buyer/buyer’s agent, it is important to know the condition of the home before closing the transaction to avoid any major expense in home repairs. For the home seller/seller’s agent, it is good to get the home inspection before listing the home to understand the condition of the home, the issues that may come up during the transaction, and in some cases proactively make the repairs ahead of time or list the home accordingly. 

Yes, sellers can be present during the pre-listing home inspection. It gives them first-hand clarity on the issues in their home and helps them understand steps to take in reading the home for sale. 

A home appraisal assesses the value of a property while an inspection assesses the condition of a property and its components. A home appraisal is most often used by a lender to decide whether a particular property justifies the amount of money the borrower is requesting.

No, the home inspector only assesses a home and provides an unbiased report on the condition of the home. This practice is followed to avoid any conflict of interest on what the inspector finds and reports on. In the State of Tennessee, a licensed home inspector CANNOT perform any work on a home she or he inspected for one-year post-inspection date. If any inspector in our state says otherwise, we recommend reporting them to the State Department of Commerce and Insurance. 

A visual and easy-to-read WIN Home Inspection Report is delivered to you the same day as the inspection. We encourage you to read the entire report and call us with any questions that you may have after reading it.

WIN Home Inspection Cookeville provides essential Home Inspection services in Cookeville, Crossville, Livingston, Gainesboro, Byrdstown, Monterey, Jamestown, Sparta, Smithville, and Baxter, as well as to other areas -- we get around. :) 

WIN Home Inspection Cookeville provides Full Home Inspections, Home Maintenance Inspection, Express Inspections/4-Point Inspections, Pre-Drywall Inspections, Pre-listing Inspection, New Construction Inspections, Light-Commercial Inspections, Builder's Warranty Inspections, Move-In Inspections, along with additional services such as Radon Testing, Water Quality Testing, Air Quality Test, Infrared Thermography (IR), and Lead Testing.