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Our duty is to provide you with Information  for Negotiation

It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a new home and forget to make the important decision to have a home inspection conducted.

Home inspections are an instrumental part of the home buying process that can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Below are just 5 quick reasons why.....

Don’t Judge a Home by Its Facade

Especially for those buying newer construction, a home inspection may feel like a waste of money. No matter the age of the home, there can be costly troubles unknown to the average buyer. Problems with wiring, plumbing or structural issues may not be visible during a showing and you’ll want to get an expert opinion.

Save Money

Home inspection costs and expertise vary but perhaps think of it this way: Those who skip out on the expense may realize in a few years that an inspection is much cheaper than the repairs caused by an event that could have been identified earlier. Remember, the longer problem goes unnoticed, the costlier the repair.


One of the advantages of having a home inspection performed before you buy is the power it might give you to negotiate a lower price. If a home is on the edge of your price range, the inspection report may give you the bargaining power to talk down the price or back out of an agreement if the inspection turns up problems.

Seller Repairs

Not only are you able to negotiate a lower price, many buyers include clauses in their contract requiring the seller to make the repairs necessary before any money is exchanged. If the seller is unwilling to complete the repairs, estimate the cost and request it be deducted from the sale price. Solid facts about the quality and condition of the home can give you valuable bargaining power.

Know what you are buying

In the end the most important reason to have a home inspection before you buy is to really know what you’re buying. Research your potential home like you would any other major purchase. The more you know, the fewer surprises there will be down the road. Home inspectors can help educate you on the condition of the home that can assist in making a decision based on your current budget as well as your future time and money investment.

How much is a home inspection?

The cost of a home inspection depends primarily on the square footage of the home and other factors. There is no set standard price for home inspection prices but the national average for a standard inspection cost is $350. Then depending on optional services, may run more. 

What does a home inspection cover?

Lets start off with the definition. Per Texas SOP, a home inspection is a non-invasive, visual examination of the accessible areas of a residential property, performed for a fee, which is designed to identify defects within specific systems and components defined by these Standards that are both observed and deemed material by the inspector.

Generally, a standard home inspection covers visible and accessible components of the roof covering, attic, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, int/ext walls, foundation, ceilings, floors, garage, permanently installed appliances, landscape and fence barrier.

How long does a home inspection take?

Depending on the size and design of the home, disruptions and optional services elected, a home inspection can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours leaving the national average at 3 hours. Key Rose Inspections offers a complimentary text or call 30 minutes prior to finishing.

A home is one of your biggest investments and we provide you with honest and non-bias reporting as to the condition of the property as well as recommendations to identified problems. 

Think of us as house doctors; we probe, identify, report and educate our customers to help them make the best decision possible.


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