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Home Inspections: What You Need to Know

Posted by Jamie Jewell on Mar 21 , 2023 - 10:49 am

Roof inspectionThe effects of the recent real estate boom caused many agents and buyers to implement new tactics that would potentially give them a leg up with sellers.  Escalation clauses, no contingencies, and waived inspections increased once intense bidding wars accelerated.  “Waiving a home inspection is unadvisable for most homebuyers”, says Gabriel Cortes of Acorns Investing.  “Common real estate wisdom says it’s smart to get an inspection of a property before you buy it.”

We caught up with Traverse City Home Inspections to provide home buyers with the knowledge needed to make an informed decision.

Q:  What is included in a standard home inspection?

A:  Our team will inspect the structure, systems, and components of the home – inside and out, from the foundation to the roof, using the latest tools and technology.

Heat inspectionWe will inspect the following when visible and accessible:

  • Roof
  • Structural components
  • Attic, ventilation, and insulation
  • Exterior cladding
  • Porch and deck
  • Attached garage
  • Driveway
  • Foundation
  • Basement/crawlspace
  • Fireplace
  • Electrical system
  • Plumbing system
  • HVAC system
  • Interior, including:
    • Built-in appliances
    • Ceilings, floors, and walls
    • Windows and glazing
    • Doors

Q:  Do I get a copy of the inspection?

A:  Following our evaluation, we’ll compile our findings in an easy-to-read report, which will include detailed descriptions and high-resolution digital photos of any issues we find.  We’ll deliver your report within one hour, have a team of 2-3 experienced inspectors at every inspection, and our job isn’t finished until you understand everything.

Q:  What other services do you provide?

A:  Great question!  We provide many other services including:

  • Water quality testing
  • Septic inspection
  • Sewer line inspection
  • Air quality testing
  • Radon testing
  • Mold assessment and testing
  • Lead-based paint testing

A home is oftentimes the biggest purchase you’ll make.  It is important to understand the condition of your investment.  For more information on Traverse City Home Inspections, visit their website here.


Information in the blog post was provided by Traverse City Home Inspection.  Schaub Team encourages potential clients to do their own due diligence when selecting an inspection company.