Home Inspections, Orange County CA
Offering full home inspections throughout Orange County, CA
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Are you a first time home buyer? Getting ready to sell your home? Whether this is your first home or your tenth, you cannot afford to pass on our elite home inspections services. Schedule your home inspection today and we will deliver a comprehensive review of your home and the confidence to move forward buying or selling with peace of mind.
What Our Customers Are Saying
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Very professional and very thorough! I hired OC Home Inspect for a house my wife and I bought, and we couldn't be happier. Nick was our inspector. He was great. Very friendly, polite, and professional. He spent about 2.5 hours covering every inch of the home ( for reference: 2 floors, 2500 Sq ft) and walked us through a very detailed preliminary report. The full report was emailed to us later that evening. I was very pleased with the results, and speed. I would hire them again in a heartbeat the next home we buy! I would strongly recommend anyone looking for a home inspection to give these guys a call first!
I called on a Friday and was able to schedule for the following week and the owner, Brian, showed up right on time. He concluded the inspection in about 3 hours and I had the report complete with pictures the same evening. Thorough without going into too much detail as I had seen elsewhere. I liked that Brian identified items that were a safety concern versus minor fixes. Was able to easily negotiate the remedy of the safety items with the seller. Price was competitive as well.
Nick was both professional and patient. He arrived on time with all the tools that he needed and went straight to work. I followed him around in which he did not mind. When the inspection was completed, he walked me through every find he came up with. I liked that he was able to immediately upload all of his photos with circles around the specific problem areas with text descriptions, then email them to me so I can review later with my wife.
He thoroughly answered all of my questions while walking with him in my potential home. He did not give me an attitude with any trivial issues that I brought up, like how much repairs would cost with each associated find (I asked A LOT of questions). At the end, he summarized with me all of his finds on his iPad.
Great service at an affordable price! I'm glad he was able to come out to Torrance! Ultimately, his inspection brought out so many discrepancies that led me to buy a different property (Which was a good thing!).
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I get a home inspection?
You are about to make the biggest purchase of your life. Our inspectors will identify issues you’ve never even thought of. He will crawl under the home, in the attic and on the roof. They have been trained on what to look for. Let us provide you with a comprehensive report of your property.
Once you receive the report you can work with the agent or home owner to request repairs or negotiate the price of the home. You cannot afford to pass on an inspection. Pay a few hundred dollars upfront before you get stuck with paying thousands in unexpected repairs.
How much are home inspections?
What you should really be asking yourself are questions like; How much does a new roof cost? Is there a leak in the sewer line? Are the electrical appliances grounded? The typical cost of a home inspection is too low to pass on. On average it’s less than 1/10th of 1% of the price of the home. Starting at $189 you can have one of our certified inspectors provide you with a comprehensive report about the condition of your home.
When does the inspection need to be completed?
Contact us immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed. Before you sign, be sure there is an inspection clause in the sales contract. Make sure your final purchase obligation is contingent on the findings of a certified home inspection. This clause should specify the terms and conditions to which both the buyer and seller are obligated. Having this will allow you to close escrow with peace of mind.
Can I do my own home inspection?
Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and training of a certified home inspector. Our inspectors are familiar with code requirements, the proper installation of appliances and fixtures and above all potential safety issues. Are you going to crawl under the house? Do you know what to look for while you are under there? Prepared to climb into the attic? Let us do the dirty work and do it right.
Above all, most buyers find it difficult to remain completely objective and unemotional about the house they really want, and this may have an effect on their judgment. For an impartial review of your home hiring us for a non-bias opinion is in your best interest.
Do I have to attend the home inspection?
It’s not required for you to be present for the inspection, but it is recommended. By observing the inspector you will think of questions to ask during the home inspection. You can learn about the condition of the property and how to maintain it.
At the end of the inspection the inspector will review the report with you to make sure you understand how to read it. He will also describe the pictures of issues he has found and their locations. He may also be able to provide recommendations on remediation of his findings.
If you are not able to attend the inspection you will still be emailed a comprehensive report that very same day. The report will include full color pictures with the inspector’s comments.
What if the home inspector finds problems?
The inspector will identify problems. We have never inspected a home that didn’t have at least a few minor issues. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy the property. Instead you can use this information to negotiate the price or request repairs to be made before you close escrow. If the seller is not willing to make repairs at least you will be informed about what needs to be fixed. This will allow you to determine if the home is really in your budget.
Why should I choose OC Home Inspect?
Our inspectors are certified. Our prices are competitive. You will receive your report the day of the inspection.
Above all we will treat you like family. We want to make sure you get a home that’s not only beautiful but functional. Let us inspect your home and we will give you the peace of mind knowing you bought a home that will last a lifetime.