What to Expect During a Home Inspection

One of the necessary parts of buying or selling a home is getting a proper home inspection, which helps secure the sale and gives both parties peace of mind.

I’ll put it this way: without a home inspection, buyers can easily overlook or miss key issues with the house. There can be foundational problems, plumbing issues, and even electrical issues that both the buyer and seller might not know about.

A home inspection is a necessary measure to take for many reasons. But what should you expect when getting a home inspection?

What is a Home Inspection Exactly?

Only a qualified home inspector can give a proper home inspection. The inspector visually examines a house to document the home’s current condition — both the home’s structure and its systems.

The most common scenario for a home inspector to come into play is after a buyer has their offer accepted, at which point they will bring in an inspector. However, it is not uncommon for sellers to be proactive and get a home inspection before listing a home to be as transparent as possible.

What Does a Home Inspector Look For?

Generally, a home inspector will cover primarily visible areas, which includes:

  • Walls, Floors, and Ceilings
  • Windows and Doors
  • Visible Areas of the Foundation
  • Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Electric System
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Any Attic or Basement Space

Some areas of the home will end up being inaccessible to a home inspector and might require an additional, more specialized inspector. Such nooks and crannies of the house might include sewers and plumbing intricacies, electrical intricacies, material inspection (asbestos, radon, or pest), pools, HVAC systems and sometimes fireplaces.

If you are unsure about any area of the home that wasn’t inspected by a standard home inspection, you are always free to contact additional specialists. You can always supplement your home inspection process until you are satisfied with the result.

How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?

If you do a quick Google search, you will find that a home inspection in the Phoenix, AZ area can range anywhere from $250-$350. Larger properties or properties with pools or additional special inspections needed (such as septic inspections) will increase the cost of an inspection.

It doesn’t matter if you’re buying or selling, it’s important to have the right people in your corner, just like you want to hire the right home inspector. With over 12 years of experience in real estate, I am proud to be a part of The Sibbach Team, where we pride ourselves on being a market leader. Contact me today for a superior client home buying or selling experience; Elise Fay at 602-329-7782.

Featured Home in Silverton

This highly sought after floor plan in located in the desirable Peoria community of Silverton boasts 4 beds, 2.5 baths and a dedicated den/office space. This is a split floor plan with plenty of entertainment space. As you enter you are in awe of the wide open floor plan, formal living and dining space with great views of the rear yard. Main living areas have 18” tile throughout. The fabulous eat-in-kitchen has an oversized island with an extended bay of cabinets and granite counters which overlooks the family room with gas fireplace. Backyard features a covered patio has a pebble tec play pool and pergola with built-in BBQ area and bar. Side yard has a 10” RV gate with plenty of room to park some toys, etc. This home has been very well maintained and OH do not forget the 3 car garage.

8738 W RUNION Drive, Peoria, AZ 85382

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Featured Home in Goodyear’s Palm Valley

Stunning TW Lewis home in Palm Valley. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths split floor plan rarely comes up in this beautiful Gated Community. Lovely front gated courtyard is warm and inviting with stone accents. 4th Bedroom is ensuite making this a perfect guest suite. Custom knotty Alder cabinetry is highlighted in this gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances, and large Island overlooking the spacious family room. Oh and the dual sided gas fireplace between kitchen and living room is fantastic! This open floor plan flows into the rear yard. Beautifully landscaped, extended patio and pergola, sparkling play pool round out this amazing rear yard. So much to see. How can we forget the 3 car extended length garage! See it today.

15793 W BONITOS Drive, Goodyear, AZ 85395

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Featured Home in The Meadows

Stunning Maracay home on a premium lot in the heart of The Meadows in north Peoria. This popular Parker model single level home has many of the beautiful on-trend features you would come to expect in this new community. This community is closed out, take the chance now to own the most coveted model in Meadows. Premium lot with front yard views of a gorgeous park and no neighbors behind! Courtyard entry with beautiful custom iron doors provide additional privacy. Plank tiled floors in all main living areas, Gourmet kitchen with tiled backsplash, Upgraded with Oversized Kitchen Island, Granite Counters, Wall ovens, Gas Stove top, Pot filler and all the amazing storage and cabinet space! Disappearing wall of windows in Kitchen/Great Room brings the outdoors inside for a truly open feeling.

9311 W COUNTRY CLUB Trail, Peoria, AZ 85383

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Gorgeous Peoria Arizona Remodel!

PRESS PLAY to take a SNEAK PEAK tour of this stunning remodel Coming Soon For Sale in North Peoria! This single level, 2700 sqft home features a pool, Sport Court and sits on an over 1/3 acre cul-de-sac lot. The open concept floor plan has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, plus a den.

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Lovingly Cared For Glendale Home

Welcome to your new home. This home has been lovingly cared for-for many years-it just needs a little bit of love. The home has newer dual pane windows, newer sliding door. AC unit just a few years old and appliances have also been updated. Lots of great storage, inside laundry room, 2 beds, 2 baths with lots of living/family room space. Oversized 2 car carport and RV Gate. The yard is spacious with an extended covered patio and a storage shed. This home has so much potential, don’t miss out on this one as it will go quickly.

6433 W SUNNYSLOPE Lane, Glendale, AZ 85302

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Featured Home in Mesa

This stunning Blandford home in Reserve at Mountain Bridge is sure to exceed all of your expectations. This home has all of its bedrooms en suite. As you walk thru the gated courtyard entry you are met with grandeur. The curved ceilings are detailed in custom wood trim. The Interior courtyard is lush and tropical with above-ground heated spa and wired for movie nights. Lots of tile throughout showcases the open feel and flow of the home. A large formal living area leads to the spectacular gourmet kitchen. A Viking 6 burner gas stove, SubZero fridge, and walk-in pantry are just supporting cast to the grandeur of the kitchen island, perfect for dining or serving. Don’t miss the gorgeous backyard with a fabulous heated saltwater pool, plus beautiful views of Usery Park and the Superstition Mountains.

2341 N 87TH Place, Mesa, AZ 85207

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Featured Home in Peoria

This month’s featured home is a beautifully remodeled house with attention to detail at every level. This floorplan offers wide open space for entertaining or just watching TV by the fireplace. Brand new roof installed in February. Upon entering thru the double doors you will notice the space is open with lots of natural light. New Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring throughout. Master bathroom redesigned with a beautifully tiled walk-in shower, large bench, and new temperature setting controls. From the paint, cabinetry, updated baths, new fixtures you will find luxury all around. All appliances included–note the full-sized freezer in the laundry room–that stays too! The backyard has an extended patio perfect for entertaining-landscape irrigation has also been updated. Don’t miss this one!

9113 W ORAIBI Drive, Peoria, AZ 85382

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Featured Home in Westbrook Village

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Stunning St. Thomas total remodeled end unit in Phase 2 of popular Westbrook Village. Gorgeous gourmet kitchen opened up to the family room, stainless steel appliances, tiled backsplash. Newly tiled floors in all main living areas. Both bathrooms have beautiful walk-in showers with on-trend tiled surrounds. The rear patio is beautifully manicured with extended travertine pavers and no neighbors behind make this space a lovely anytime retreat. The private heated pool/spa for Scottland Hills is just a short walk across the way. Westbrook Village has 2 fantastic clubhouses, 2 golf courses, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and more activities than you have time for. One of the main pools has been totally remodeled – that is a must to check out! This unit is an incredible find.

8379 W UTOPIA Road Peoria, AZ 85382

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Featured Home in Peoria

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Gorgeous corner lot home in Peoria with owned solar panels and an open great room floorplan with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms! The gourmet eat-in kitchen incorporates granite counters, breakfast bar, backsplash, and stainless appliances. Other features include new dual pane windows, new wood-look tile flooring, new LED lighting, home office den, 3 car garage, recently replaced roof (2010), and added insulation for better temperature control. The master suite offers a large closet and a private ensuite bathroom. The private backyard has an extended covered patio, pebble tech pool, shaded gazebo area, storage shed, and RV parking.

7420 W WINDROSE Drive, Peoria, AZ 85381

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