Most Boise home sales include a home inspection.
In the Boise real estate market, the buyers typically pay for a home inspection that’s done by an inspector of their choosing.
The cost for a home inspection is often $300, or more, depending upon the size of the home and the scope of the inspection.
After the inspection, the inspector will prepare a report with his findings and deliver it to the buyers and their agent.
If there are no significant defects, the transaction will proceed normally.
If the inspection reveals items needing repair, the buyers will have the option of asking the sellers (in writing) to repair those items.
The sellers can agree to complete the requested repairs, in which case the transaction will proceed normally.
If the buyers and sellers can’t agree on repair issues, the buyers can cancel the transaction and receive a refund of their earnest money.
Some sellers opt to have their home “pre-inspected” by a home inspector of their own choosing prior to listing their home.
A pre-inspection report, combined with paid repair receipts, can be used as an effective marketing tool.
When sellers have their home pre-inspected, the buyers still have the option of having the home inspected by their own home inspector.
It’s important to understand that home inspectors aren’t licensed in Idaho.
That means that each home inspector can approach inspections differently.
Note: This is a simple explanation of a complex issue. For additional insights on home inspection issues, please call me at (208)938-5533 or e-mail me.