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Purchasing a home is a major expense. Make sure your investment is sound by hiring HOMESOURCE before you sign those mortgage papers.

Our inspectors look for a huge range of issues, including safety concerns, code violations, needed repairs, deterioration, past damage and more. We can even tell you how to save on energy bills and what to expect from maintenance. Just make sure to get the job done well before the closing, to give the sellers time to make repairs or provide room for you to negotiate a better deal.

A few hundred dollars might seem like precious extra cash when you are about to make a huge purchase, but it's money that can save you thousands in the long run. You need someone who has plenty of experience, provides a thorough written report on every aspect of the home and is picky about even the tiniest issues. 

With all that in mind, here's just what HOMESOURCE can save you:

Is the house Safe?

One of the most important parts of a home inspection boils down to safety. Is there a carbon monoxide problem? How about radon or mold? Have pests compromised the integrity of the foundation or structure? Does the paint contain lead? Is there asbestos in the walls? These questions can all be addressed during the inspection.

Spot problems before they become yours

If your potential home has serious problems, a home inspection can provide good leverage to get the repairs you need before the closing. No matter how much you love a home, stay smart and make the purchase contingent on a good report from the home inspector. Our report can be the difference between a move-in-ready home and one that requires thousands of dollars to make livable.

Make sure the house is up to code

In order to get proper insurance on your home, it has to meet certain local codes. A Homesource inspector can tell you whether the home will clear those code requirements. A home that needs renovation in order to meet code might wind up costing you tens of thousands more than you intended to spend, and room additions created by the previous owners without the proper permits can cause legal nightmares for you.

Start a good service schedule

When was the last time the furnace was checked out? How about the central air unit? A home inspection can help you determine which home systems are working just fine, and what needs serious maintenance to bring it up to par. As any good homeowner knows, regular maintenance is the key to making sure all home systems run smoothly, thus saving on repair and replacement costs.

Get protection for insurance issues

Some insurance companies require a home inspection to ensure certain problems are not present at the time of purchase. It's also helpful if you have a serious problem shortly after you move in -- the home inspection can help determine that it didn't happen before your purchase, and therefore, makes it clear that you really are covered for the loss. That strong paper trail can save you a great deal of money and hassle.

In addition to all the money your home inspection can help you save, it can also save your sanity. Spend the money now, and you'll have peace of mind once the home is yours.

Save on energy costs

Our Professional Inspectors can spot things that you would probably miss, such as how much insulation is in the attic or walls. This can help you figure out where the trouble spots are and how much it will cost to remedy them. A good home inspector will explain your options for improving the windows, insulation, and other points of energy efficiency if you do choose to purchase the home. 

Get the heads-up on future costs

If the water heater is on its last legs, the toilet is ancient, the roof has only a few good years left or the basement has seen its share of water damage, the home inspection can make those things clear. This can help you plan for future issues, such as the need to replace that roof within the next year or so. These might not be deal-breakers, but they may help you negotiate a lower price.