Frequently Asked Questions

At NOVA ASHI We Speak HouseEverything looks prettier in the Spring, and so, traditionally, home sales shift into high gear just about the time as the daffodils start to bloom.  But homebuyers should be careful not to be taken in by a pretty face in the form of a fresh coat of paint or a new azalea bush.

Since no home is perfect, homebuyers would be wise to learn where and how to look beyond the cosmetics for possible signs of problems with their prospective purchase.  Read below to find answers to many of the most commonly asked home and building related questions.  If you don't find what you're looking for, just submit a question to our expert home inspector on duty.   We'll be sure to respond as soon as we can.

What is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is an evaluation of the readily accessible systems and components of a house for the purpose of informing a specific client of the conditions of that house at the time of the inspection. [more]

Do I Need a Home Inspection?

Many real estate contracts include two specific clauses that are impacted by a home inspection. The first, the property condition clause, obligates the seller to deliver the house in some specific condition. The home inspection is designed to protect the buyer's rights relative to the property condition clause. [more]

How do I choose a home inspector?

Your question is a tough one. Who do you trust: someone you found on the internet, or the person that you've hired to guide you through the process? I'm not going to be able to give you a definitive answer, but let me offer a few points to consider: [more]

What if I have a question that is not listed here?
If the question you have is not in this list, then click here to "Ask the Inspector."