The plumber needed to put a pipe right where that pesky floor joist was located… oh well. Who needs floor joists anyway? All they do is support the floor…..right?
The acquisition of a new home or property can be stressful. It can involve high levels of anxiety and, often, there are severe time constraints placed on the transaction and on the decision-making process. A professional Home Inspection serves to remove some of the unknowns from the process and greatly increases the chances of a successful and satisfying purchase.
A Home Inspection is a general and visual assessment of the accessible systems and components of a house and is intended to provide our clients with a better understanding of the physical condition of the house at the time of the inspection.
For a graphic representation of what can be expected from a Home Inspection, we suggest you take the Virtual Home Inspection Tour created by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). There, you’ll get a visual presentation of the types of assessments that will be conducted on the various systems and components of the home. And you’ll have a better understanding of some of the primary concerns and issues that may be pertinent to your home or to the home that you are considering purchasing.
Once you’ve taken the tour, feel free to browse around the website for more helpful information on Quality Residential Inspections and for what you should expect during a Home Inspection…..e.g. what kind of report you should expect, whether or not you should attend your inspection, and answers to other questions that you may have.
Then, call us to schedule your Home Inspection today…at 919.848.4833 or Schedule Your Home Inspection online.
During a home inspection in Raleigh, NC this was discovered – this chimney has separated from the building because of a structural failure. The cost of repairs will be expensive.
A professional home inspection by Quality Residential Inspections revealed an expensive repair that many home buyers would not recognize.
This air conditioning unit was observed during a Home Inspection on a new home… it looks like it fell out of the back of the delivery truck (and probably did!)…. Would you want this piece of equipment as part of your new home?
It was indeed a pleasure meeting you yesterday.
First impression lasts and we are happy of your professional service, people’s skills and most importantly, your expertise and experience in inspecting a new home.
In case we encounter a question or query along the way, we will contact you.
Again, our many thanks for taking the time to be thorough in the home inspection process.
Julius & Wennie Fajardo
I really appreciated your diligence during the recent inspection of the new home we’re buying. You were very thorough and….. [Read more...]
Thank you for your speed and attention to detail. I am quite detail
oriented myself (I build software/web applications for a living), so
it takes a lot to impress me!
Cary, NC Home Inspection Customer
A typical Home Inspection for an average house will normally take between 2 and 3 hours to accomplish. Larger and/or older
homes may take significantly longer because, simply, there is more to observe and to report upon. We typically schedule our first Home Inspection of the day at 8:30 AM.
Typical fees for a QRI Home Inspection average around $350.00 – $500.00 and are quoted upon request in accordance with our fixed fee schedule. Various factors affect the fee. If you are comparing home inspection firms , the fees that they charge should not be your most important consideration. We know what QRI inspection services are worth and we assume that other Home Inspection firms know what their services are worth. Remember, you are considering a major purchase.
It may not be wise or prudent to base your Home Inspector selection on a difference of $25.00 or $50.00 in quoted fees. With QRI, an un-biased, thorough, and professional Home Inspection is a “given”; service is what really matters and QRI provides the best service available.
Forms of payment accepted include cash, check, VISA and MasterCard.
Basically…..a complete and thorough report. We employ the very latest hardware and software to create a computer-generated Home Inspection Report to transmit our findings and we include digital photographs of pertinent issues that we might find.
We strive to construct our reports in an easily “readable” format without the use of fancy jargon; anyone, irrespective of their background or knowledge of homes, should be able to read and understand our reports. Our report has endured the test of time; it has proven to be very effective and has been very well received. The client receives the report via E-Mail within 24 hours and most typically on the same day that the inspection was performed….. QRI doesn’t make anyone wait until tomorrow or next week to provide the information that our clients pay us to provide. And…you can download a sample of a Home Inspection Report, such as those routinely produced for the Raleigh Home Inspection clients of Quality Residential Inspections, from right here on our website.
Absolutely, most definitely, and YES……..In fact, every client is strongly encouraged to attend their Home Inspection. The Home Inspection is a valuable learning experience for most home buyers and we consider the clients presence a very important aspect of the inspection. The Home Inspector will provide valuable insight and perspective concerning the home and its systems, and will comment on important maintenance issues regarding the house. We encourage our clients to participate in their Home Inspection; when a client actively participates in their Raleigh home inspection, they are more likely to attain maximum value with the result being that they are Happy and Satisfied clients. When our clients are happy, that makes us very happy!