Buying and/or selling a home can be complicated- we’ll do our part to simplify the process.

When you get a Redbud Home Inspection, you get details. My background gives me understanding of the lending, insurance and appraisal process – ensuring we know what needs to happen to close.

understand the investment you’re about to make and promise to assist you through the process.

-Steve Bennett, Owner

Why us?

Certified Experience

Proudly certified by InterNACHI, the largest Home Inspection Association and have advanced training certificates in multiple inspection areas.  Also have passed the National Exam for Home Inspectors.

Tools of the Trade

Some inspectors claim they can do an inspection with only a few tools…and they can.  On the other hand, I choose to use the most advanced tools I can get my hands on in order to provide a more accurate and informative report. These tools include Thermal Cameras, Moisture Meters, CO and Combustible Gas Detectors, Electrical testing equipment,etc.

Competitive Pricing

Our services are priced to be comparative with other inspection fees in our area.  We are not the “cheapest” for good reason but also have made a concerted effort to present fair pricing to our customers.

Real Estate Experience

My background provides insight to the Buying, Selling, Lending, Appraisal, and Closing process.  Whether you are buying or selling, I can help you understand how the inspection process plays an important part.

Great Support

Ask anything. Before, during and after the inspection.

Quality Report

We have researched and tested multiple inspection software platforms and feel that we are using the premium tool available.  This gives you a modern, easy-to-follow, report that allows you to see which issues should be addressed immediately.

From the Home Inspection Blog

An Opinion on Flip or Rehab Homes

Quite often I’m asked to inspect a property that was considered an eyesore only months before.  An investor has purchased it, done a quick remodel and listed it for a nice profit. These are a mixed bag.  My advice- take caution. Inspections…

A Note on Home Inspections

Some time ago, before I became an inspector, our dryer went on the fritz.  By that I mean the laundry room was so hot and humid that their was moisture on every wall and you couldn’t breath.  We immediately shut it off, did some minor investigation…

Home Inspection FAQs

Who Should Pay For A Home Inspection?

The buyer usually pays for the inspection, because a home inspection is part of the due diligence of buying a home. However, you may be able to negotiate for the seller of the home to cover some of the costs of the home inspection as part of the seller concessions.

How Long Does It Take To Get A Home Inspection?

Home inspections take about 2-3 hours, during which time the home inspector will check all of the major systems of the house. For larger homes, this process will take longer – for small homes and condos, it may only take 1-2 hours. You are welcome to accompany the inspector during this time, to ensure that you understand any issues they may report. After the inspection is done, a complete home inspection report will be sent to you within 24 hours.

Can You Get An Appraisal Before A Home Inspection?

Yes you can get an appraisal before a home inspection, but you probably don’t want to. You are responsible for paying for the cost of an appraisal, which will be required by your lender. This means you’re going to pay $300-$500 or more for an appraisal agent to examine the property.

Is A Home Inspection Required For A Mortgage?

No, a home inspection is not required for a mortgage. Home inspections are, in many states, optional, and not required for a loan. Home appraisals, however, are mandatory. No bank or lender will give you any kind of loan without conducting an appraisal first. If you choose not to have a home inspection, your mortgage lender is still happy to perform an appraisal, and allow you to take out your mortgage, as long as the appraisal results are good. But this is not the best idea.

Is A Home Inspection Part Of Closing Costs?

Yes, a home inspection is usually part of the closing costs as estimated by the real estate agent. However, even though home inspections are part of the closing costs the payment is due when the inspection is performed, not at closing.

Do Home Inspectors Check Appliances?

Yes. During home inspections, your home inspector will examine major appliances. As a rule, any appliance that is built-in, such as a microwave that cannot be removed, or any appliance that will be sold with the home is tested for function.

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