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Post Purchase Inspections

What is a post purchase inspection?

A post purchase inspection is a home inspection performed after the settlement of a home. A post purchase inspection is meant for people who had to forgo their inspection in order to buy their home. If you were unable to have an inspection while buying your home, for any reason, a post purchase inspection is for you!

If you are looking for a warranty inspection click here.

We also offer radon testing and WDI inspections for those who had to forgo them during the home buying proccess.


A post purchase inspection is performed the same as an inspection taken during the home buying process. It will give you unbiased comprehensive insight into your home, including any major defects in the home. All our inspections are carried out by ASHI-certified home inspectors. They will use their breadth of knowledge and experience to give you a deeper understanding of your home. For further information on our inspections click here.

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What is Included in My Inspection?

  • Framing (structure)

  • Roof : The inspector will WALK the roof.

  • Attic

  • Foundation

  • Walls, windows, and doors

  • Electrical system

  • Plumbing system

  • Heating and air conditioning systems

  • Kitchen

  • Bathrooms

  • Exterior

  • Attached structures (decks, etc.)

  • All mechanical systems

  • Crawlspace: The inspector will go INTO the crawlspace

  • Grounds, Drainage & Grading

  • Inspect and report the quality & life expectancy of all major systems

  • General Interior of the home

  • For mobile homes and trailers, inspections will go UNDER the home

  • Additional Permanent Structures can also be inspected: Please contact the office for information & cost


During the report, your inspector will separate notable items into five categories. They are Satisfactory Items, Major Defects, Safety Concerns, and Service/Repair Items, Monitor/Maintain.

  • Satisfactory - An item in normal operation, or serviceable condition, but may show normal wear

  • Major Defect- An item that is currently broken and will have a substantial monetary value to repair, or needs evaluation to determine the cost
    of a likely expensive repair

  • Safety Concern- An item that affects the safety of the occupants of the home, and is in need of immediate repair

  • Service/Repair Item- An item in need of repair or maintenance, the expected cost of which should be at a level less than that of a major defect, at the time of inspection. Also noted, may be some inaccessible items or items not working

  • Monitor/Maintain - An item that will require immediate maintenance and should be carefully monitored to avoid larger problems

With a Post Purchase Inspection You Can:

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Unvover and address issues in your new home before moving

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Should I get a Post Purchase Inspection?

Anyone who has recently purchased a house without an inspection should get a post-purchase inspection. While we recommend everyone get an inspection before purchasing their home, we understand current circumstances can prevent an inspection. Luckily it is never too late to gain a better understanding of your home. A post-purchase inspection will shed light on the condition of your home. This insight is vital to keeping your home in tip-top shape. Knowledge gained from an inspection can reveal defects within the home so you can address them before they worsen. 

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