Frequently Asked Questions


What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is an objective visual examination of the physical structure and systems of a house, from the roof to the foundation. You can be sure that Gold Star Home Inspections will gladly answer any questions that you may have during your home inspection and provide you with a clear and concise home inspection report. A home inspection will provide you with accurate details on the condition of new and existing home systems and provide buyers and/or sellers with the necessary information needed to make smart and appropriate decisions regarding the home.

What does a home inspector do?

It should be understood that a home inspector does not appraise the property, make guarantees about the structural viability and building codes, make recommendations on whether you should buy the house or not, or find hidden defects. The inspector will find visible problems that could be overlooked by the real estate agent, the seller, and the buyer and to provide you with a written inspection report. The ultimate purpose of the inspection report is to provide you with information on the condition of the property, so that you can make an informed decision regarding the purchase of home. Trust Gold Star Home Inspections to provide you with a quality report. Call today!

What does a home inspection include?

The standard home inspector’s report will cover the condition of the home’s heating system; central air conditioning system (temperature permitting); interior plumbing and electrical systems; the roof, attic and visible insulation; walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors; the foundation, basement and structural components. Gold Star Home Inspections utilizes the latest Home Inspection Software from Whisper Computer Solutions to generate clear & concise, professional home inspection reports for you and your clients.

See our home inspection services page for more details on the home systems that we inspect.

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 new or existing house before you buy it. A San Antonio 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. We’ll even suggest preventive measures that might help you avoid costly repairs in the future. Contact Jim Wiley today and let Gold Star Home Inspections provide you with a clear and concise home inspection report.

What will a home inspection cost?

The inspection fee for a typical one-family house varies, as does the cost of housing. In the San Antonio area, the inspection fee may vary depending on a number of factors such as the size of the house, its age and possible optional services such as septic, well or radon testing. Do not let cost be a factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection. The sense of security and knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lowest-priced inspection is not necessarily a bargain. We’re sure you’ll find Gold Star Home Inspection very reasonably priced. Call us today.

Why can’t I do a home inspection myself?

Even the most experienced homeowner lacks the knowledge and expertise of a professional home inspector. San Antonio Home Inspector is familiar with the elements of home construction, proper installation, maintenance and home safety. You can trust that Jim Wiley knows how the home’s systems and components are intended to function together, as well as why they fail. Don’t risk your home investment dollars. Protect yourself with the knowledge you’ll gain from a professional home inspection by Jim Wiley and Gold Star Home Inspection. Call now.

Can a house fail a home inspection?

No. A professional San Antonio 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. Call Gold Star Home Inspections today to schedule your quality San Antonio Home Inspection.

When do I call a home inspector?

San Antonio Home Inspector is usually contacted by a buyer immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed. A seller would want to contact San Antonio Home Inspector when the decision is made to list the home for sale. Of course, its never a bad idea to know the exact condition of your home. If you are unsure whether you need a home inspection or not, give Gold Star Home Inspection a call for a free consultation. Why not call Gold Star Home Inspection right now?

Do I have to be there for a home inspection?

While it’s not required that you be present for the inspection, it is highly recommended. You will be able to observe the inspector and ask questions as you learn about the condition of the home and how to maintain it. Gold Star Home Inspections will work with you to schedule a time suitable for you or your client. We provide morning and afternoon appointments for your home inspection needs. Contact San Antonio Home Inspection today for your Home Inspections needs. Gold Star Home Inspections will be provide you with a clear and concise home inspection report.

What if the home inspection reveals problems?

No house is perfect. If the San Antonio home 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 the necessary repairs. You will receive a clear and concise report from Gold Star Home Inspections that identifies all of our findings during the home inspection.

Do I really need a home inspection?

Definitely. Now you can complete your home purchase with confidence. You’ll have learned many things about your new home from the inspector’s written report, and will have that information for future reference. Whether you are a buyer or seller, a home inspection will give you an accurate report on the condition of the San Antonio area home. Contact San Antonio Home Inspection today for your Home Inspections needs. Gold Star Home Inspections will be provide you with a clear and concise home inspection report.

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