Arizona Home Inspections

The Residential Resale Real Estate Purchase Contract affords a Buyer a 10-Day Inspection Period.  The 10-day Inspection Period begins the day following acceptance of your offer by the Seller. The 10 days are calendar days - not business days – and continue despite holidays.  Considering at least one weekend will occur during 10 calendar days, it is important home inspections are performed promptly.  

It is during this time (that) you will hire a home inspector.  He or she will perform a visual physical examination of readily accessible systems and components, and provide a detailed home inspection report (with photographs) identifying all items: in working order, those broken, in disrepair, items requiring additional inspections beyond the scope of their general inspection, and those in short need of attention.


While not always a requirement of obtaining a mortgage, the purchase contract contains a provision for a termite inspection.  Since termites are prevalent and their damage costly,  this inspection is highly recommended.

You can perform any type of home inspection (see Buyer Advisory) you deem necessary to satisfy yourself the home is suitable for your intended purpose – however they must not be destructive in nature, or cause the property to become encumbered.  Home, termite, and any additional inspections you request, are at your expense.

So what will we do to help you?
We will guide you through the process of finding certified home inspectors and other professionals should secondary or tertiary inspections become necessary. Together, we will review inspection reports and plan our next strategy which is either further negotiation for items in need of repair or cancellation of the Purchase Contract.



Arbor Realty


Karen Peyton, Associate Broker

"Because someday begins today."