Frequently Asked Questions

What does a home inspector do?

A home inspection’s purpose is to reduce the amount of risk involved with a real estate transaction. A home inspector can identify potential problems a consumer would not, and can better inform you of a home’s current condition.

When I inspect a home, I thoroughly inspect the structure and operating components of the home–roof, siding and trim, chimneys, attic ventilation, electrical wiring, plumbing, furnace, air conditioner and more.

My home inspections usually take two to three hours. I encourage prospective home buyers to attend the inspection so they can ask questions, take notes and learn more about the home they intend to purchase.

Call now to schedule an inspection with 20/20 Home Inspections, 701-238-6239.


What happens during a home inspection?

When you call me to inspect the home you are purchasing, I will spend two to three hours inspecting the structure and operating components of the home. You are invited to follow me step-by-step through the inspection, and to ask a lot of questions.

When the inspection is over, I prepare a Property Inspection Report that gives easy-to-read details on:

  • the condition of componenets from the roof to the basement
  • how things work
  • major and minor deficiencies
  • upcoming major expenses
  • Helpful home preservation tips

I will review the report with you to make sure you understand everything–and that you have all the information you need to continue your home buying process.

Call now to schedule an inspection with 20/20 Home Inspections, 701-238-6239.


What should I expect to pay for a home inspection?

Home inspections vary in price based on the company and the inspector. In this area you can expect to pay $250 to $400 for a home inspection.

More important than how much you pay, is what you get for your money. Keep in mind that you are more interested in good information than a fancy report.

And don’t forget, plan on attending the inspection to get the most first-hand information as possible. Why just read a report, when you can experience it in person?

Call now to schedule an inspection with 20/20 Home Inspections, 701-238-6239.


Will the home inspector give us a list of what the seller needs to fix before we buy the house?

No, we don’t give you a list of what the seller will be required to fix. We provide a report detailing items that need correction or upcoming maintenance, and give preventative maintenance tips for the future.

The home inspector does not make recommendations as to who fixes what or when it is to be fixed, nor do we give you a pass/fail report. We will educate you about the condition of your new home. It is then up to you, the buyer, to decide if the home meets your expectations and if you want to continue wth the buying process.

Call now to schedule an inspection with 20/20 Home Inspections, 701-238-6239.