Boulder Contract Home Inspection

Once you are successfully under contact, the next phase of the  Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate is the Boulder contract home inspection phase.  During this inspection, buyers have the right to have the premises of their future home completely inspected.

Inspections can include a general inspection, as well as specific inspections of the septic, sewer line, electrical panel, heating and cooling systems, structural examination, moisture and mold, radon and the list goes on.  This blog post focuses on the general home inspection.

The general home inspection will take several hours.  Home Inspectors may be part of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) or NACHI or both.  There are other associations, but these are the two most common in Boulder. Your general inspector can test for Radon – a commonly occurring air quality condition in Colorado.  The inspection of your home will take several hours: expect the Home Inspector to view the major systems in your home (weather permitting). As the buyer of the home, you may be required to have the plumbing or utilities turned (De-winterizing; necessary for bank owned properties).

Inspectors I work with routinely include Lou Conte with AmeriSpec at 303-494-1188; Ed Novik of Accurate Inspection Services at 303-661-9754 and Ken Peter, of the local Pillar to Post franchise 303-772-1997.

What to expect? Your general inspector will take photographs and create a written report. The home inspector will also spend some time with you in the property explaining items that require additional attentional.  You should receive a comprehensive inspection report that includes a detailed overview . The report generally will highlight any items of significant concern.  It is always a good idea to review the Boulder contract home inspection report with me – your Realtor.   Most Inspection reports these days come with color photographs and an easy to read synopsis of the inspection.  Following the general inspection, buyers can have additional inspections by specialists to get quotes on repairs or further research important items discovered on the general inspection.  Here is a sample inspection report from Lou: AmeriSpec Sample 201212

 

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