A FHA home inspection is a critical step during a home purchase, considering that offers are dependent on the FHA home inspection report. Working with the right home inspector is vital. You wouldn’t want to buy a house only to realize later that the reviewer missed the cracks in the foundation or a leak in the roof.
Before hiring a FHA home inspector, experts recommend that one should carry out an interview and ask these questions:
What are your qualifications?
Requirements for an FHA home inspection vary widely from state to state. Some states require one to pass online tests while others require one to obtain a license and be up to date with ongoing education requirements.
How much experience do you have?
Find out how long they have been carrying out home FHA inspections. The more the experience the inspector has, the more likely they are to give clients the correct information. The U.S Department of Housing And Urban Development (HUD) recommends experienced FHA inspectors who can provide referrals and references.
Are you 203k certified?
Home buyers planning to secure FHA 203K finance should hire a 203k consultant. This is because only a 203k consultant can offer as assessment with regards to the project’s feasibility within the 203K loan requirements. Therefore, ask the expert if they meet this qualification.
What does the inspection entail?
Before hiring an inspector, ensure that the review will cover all the requirements. The FHA inspector should be able to inform you ahead of time on the areas that will be inspected. Thus, if you require certain areas looked into, you will make your demands clear before commencing work with the inspector.
How much will you charge for the inspection?
Typically, costs for home inspections range between $350 and $500. However, the cost will depend on the size of the home and its location. Ensure that you get an affordable expert who will also offer quality services.
At Beryl Project Engineering, we can provide you with our expert home inspectors. Proudly serving the Greater Tampa Bay Area to include Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco Counties, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Plant City, Palm Harbor and Lakeland. We are based in Tampa Bay, and also give services to other areas like Plant City. Contact us at: 813-358-0445 to book today.