Lake County Home Inspections

For many Lake County Ohio residents, the purchase of a home will be the biggest investment that they will make. HUD (US Department of Housing & Urban Development) is the parent organization for FHA (Federal Housing Authority). These entities have developed a series of different inspection guidelines specifically for various types of properties. Lake County home buyers are aware that their potential mortgage company will require an appraisal on the property. However, an appraisal is not a home inspection! FHA has set guidelines and regulations in place to govern the condition and value of a property. When a potential home buyer applies for a home loan the mortgage lender will have an appraisal inspection performed on the property. The FHA or mortgage lender’s inspector is the "eyes" of the lender and works in the best interest of the lender, not the buyer.

However, a home inspection performed by an ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) accredited home inspection company, such as Keystone Home Inspection, will give the buyers an impartial physical evaluation of the overall condition of the home. Making the potential home buyer aware of FHA guidelines which require a roof to have a "life" expectancy of at least two years. For the potential buyer it means that the roof must be expected to last for at least two years from the time the buyer takes residency. This information can be a great negotiating tool for the buyer or be enough information for the buyer to walk away from a potentially bad deal.

As one of the leading Lake County Ohio home inspection companies, Keystone has compiled 10 questions that a home buyer can ask a potential home inspection company to make certain that they will provide the best inspection possible.

  1. What does your inspection include?
  2. How many inspections have you completed?
  3. How long have you been in the profession?
  4. Are you specifically experienced in residential or commercial inspections?
  5. How long will the inspection take?
  6. What is the cost?
  7. What kind of inspection report is provided and when can I expect to receive a copy?
  8. Can I be present at the inspection?
  9. Do you maintain a professional membership with a home inspection association?
  10. Do you participate in continuing education programs to keep your expertise up to date?

These questions provide a good basis to help our Lake County Keystone customers find a reputable home inspector. One who is guided by ASHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. This guarantees a detailed home inspection that will provide them accurate information and help to guide them in making the right decision.

If you live in Lake County Ohio and need a trustworthy home inspector, Keystone Home Inspection is the right choice! Contact us today if you would like more information about our services, or use our handy online inspection scheduling tool to get the inspection process started.

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