"The Payne Group at Keller Williams Success Realty loves working with Cory Brookins at Five Star Inspections for all of our home inspections from Mexico Beach, Panama City, Panama City Beach and all the way to Destin."
- Jeff Payne
The Payne Group at Keller Williams Success Realty
"Five Star Inspections provided the highest quality of service and made the home buying process very easy for my husband and me."
- Susan Anderson
Panama City Beach, FL
"The video inspection is amazing! I was over 1,000 miles away, and I was able to view the home like I was there in person."
- Henry Stevenson
While the Home Inspection is not always the most glamorous thing on the list when you are purchasing a new property, it is quite possibly the most important step in the process. It empowers you, and enables you to make the most informed decision about your property purchase. Whether this purchase is for a primary residence or the hundreth in your investment portfolio, you want to make sure that what you appear to be buying, or think you are buying, is actually what you are getting.
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) listed below will help you better understand the process. Click on a question below to reveal the answer. If you still have questions or concerns that are not addressed in this section, please send an email to Five Star Inspections and we will do our best to get you those answers.
Q: What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation.
Q: Why do I need a home inspection?
Buying a home could be the largest single investment you will ever make. To minimize unpleasant surprises and unexpected difficulties, you'll want to learn as much as you can about the newly constructed or existing house before you buy it. A home inspection may identify the need for major repairs or builder oversights, as well as the need for maintenance to keep it in good shape. After the inspection, you will know more about the house, which will allow you to make decisions with confidence. If you already are a homeowner, a home inspection can identify problems in the making and suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly future repairs. If you are planning to sell your home, a home inspection can give you the opportunity to make repairs that will put the house in better selling condition.
Q: Can a home fail a home inspection?
No. A professional home inspection is an examination of the current condition of a house. It is not an appraisal, which determines market value. It is not a municipal inspection, which verifies local code compliance. A home inspector, therefore, will not pass or fail a house, but rather describe its physical condition and indicate what components and systems may need major repair or replacement
Q: What if the report reveals problems?
No house is perfect. If the inspector identifies problems, it doesn't mean you should or shouldn't buy the house, only that you will know in advance what to expect. If your budget is tight, or if you don't want to become involved in future repair work, this information will be important to you. If major problems are found, a seller may agree to make repairs.
Q: How much does an Inspection cost?
Each home is very different, and to give you the most competitive price, please go to our “Get a Quote” page and fill out the necessary information.
Q: How long will the Inspection take?
As home size and condition varies so does the time of the inspection. On average, an inspection will take between 2 1/2 and 4 hours.
Q: Should I be present at the Inspection?
It is not necessary for you to be present for the inspection, but it is recommended. You will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions directly, as you learn about the condition of the home, how its systems work, and how to maintain it. You will also find the written report easier to understand if you've seen the property first-hand through the inspector's eyes.