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BENEFITS OF HOME INSPECTION

For Buyers:  Buying a home might be the largest investment you ever make, especially in Southern California, but most buyers have limited time to evaluate a property they want to buy.  Buyer's pre-purchase inspection report will show not only defects but also help you learn about the property. The sense of security and the knowledge you gain is well worth the cost.  It will allow opportunity to negotiate the price or repairs. It will also minimize unpleasant surprises in the future and allow better maintenance and smarter improvements once the purchase is made.

For Sellers:  If you are selling your home, the pre-listing inspection will uncover red flags and help you avoid risk of buyers walking away.  You have a chance to make necessary repairs and put the house in best selling condition on your own terms before listing the property. 

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SCHEDULING AN INSPECTION

 Appointments are scheduled seven days a week. We arrive on time. Every time.  We check everything and we see what others miss. 

Depending on the size and condition of the home, the inspection will take 3-4 hours on average. We invite you to tag along and get a better knowledge of the house. You can ask questions on the spot and learn valuable information about your house or a condo, e.g. where all the shut-off valves are located and other physical components of the house and its upkeep.  Allow enough time in your schedule and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. It is preferred not to have children at the house during inspection.  

If there are items which concern you during the inspection, ask questions and make notes.

Take time to thoroughly review the report. The inspector will be available for any follow up questions.

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HOME INSPECTION COST

The standard inspection fee depends on the size and age of the house. 

Bear in mind that we are very thorough and don't cut corners. 

Most town homes or 2-3 bedroom condos average around $300-$350.  Single family homes from 1,500-2,500 sq ft are $$350 to$450. Larger homes between 2,500 -4,000 sq ft. will run $450-$600 and those above 5,000 will cost $700 or more.*

*These numbers are only average estimates and the price will be confirmed when information about the property is received. 

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BEFORE INSPECTION

BUYERS:

After booking the inspection,  request the seller/listing agent provide keys or unlock all the areas, including  electrical panel or crawlspace door to allow access. The heat, electricity, water and all utilities need to be turned on so that the house can be fully inspected.


SELLERS: 

Remove clutter and empty appliances. Unlock doors and provide clear access to the attic. Prepare documentation of maintenance.

It is best for a seller to leave at least an hour before the scheduled inspection, as the inspector will arrive early to prepare for the task. 

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FAST & ACCURATE REPORTS

A home inspection is essentially a property condition report. 


Your detailed easy-to-read report with summary and pictures will be provided on the same day or within 24 hours of inspection

for most properties. 

You will be sent a link where the report can be viewed, saved and printed. 


Your inspector will be available for any follow up questions.

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WHAT IS IN THE REPORT

The standard inspection includes:

• Heating and cooling systems

• Plumbing and fixtures

• Electrical systems

• Roof

• Attic, ventilation and insulation

• Interior, including walls, ceiling, stairs, etc.

• Exterior, including windows, doors, vents, entryways etc.

  • Basement, crawl spaces, foundation, structural components                 Moisture and chimney included free of charge.



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White Owl Home Inspections

(949) 423-4118

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Available for Appointments 7 days a week