Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult.
Unlike most professionals, you probably will not get to meet me until after you hire me.
Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience,
reporting methods, and yes, different pricing.
One thing for sure is that a home inspection requires work, a lot of work.
Ultimately a thorough inspection depends heavily on the individual inspectors own effort.
If you honor me by permitting me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will give you my
very best effort.
This I promise you. Tom
Additional Inspection Services
Let us examine the condition of that new home or condo you are planning
to buy. Are there any hidden problems or expenses that may spring
up, when you least expect it?? WE CAN HELP YOU.
Buying a home can be a stressful process? A home inspection is suppose
to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You
will be asked to absorb a lot of information and make important
decisions in a short time. This often includes a written report,
checklist, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector
himself says during the inspection. All of this combined with the
seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience
even more overwhelming. What should you do? Relax.
Most of your inspection report will be maintenance recommendations,
life expectancies and minor imperfections.
are nice to know about. However, the issues that really matter will
fall into the below four categories:
defects: Example of this would be a structural failure.
that can lead to major defects:
small roof-flashing leak.
live buss bar at the electric service panel.
that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy
or insure the home.
often serious problems can be corrected inexpensively to protect
both property and life.
Most sellers are honest, and are often surprised to learn of defects
uncovered during an inspection. Please, realize that sellers are
under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report,
but most of the time such items can be addressed by a selling price
adjustment or a give-back at the closing. Your lawyer will be the
best judge of what, if any action should be taken and will negotiate
the best deal for you.
Remember, no home is perfect. Keep everything in
perspective. Don't kill your deal over things that really don't
matter. On the other hand, it is always wise to be aware of as much
as you can before you find yourself legally
(and financially) committed. It is inappropriate to demand that
the seller address deferred maintenance, conditions already listed
on the seller's disclosure or nit-picky items.
Sellers Pre-Listing Inspection
provide homeowners who have decided to sell their homes with a thorough
inspection, which will inform them of pre-existing conditions and
safety issues of their
property. This is a valuable inspection, which will not only inform
you of problems and safety issues but will help you facilitate repairs,
which would otherwise be found by the buyers home inspector. (This
inspection will minimize both costly repairs and
potential time delays.) Buyers of homes that have not had a pre-sale
inspection often are able to renegotiate the selling price based upon
the findings of their home inspector.
allows you to evaluate your house through the eyes of an objective
helps you set the price your home realistically and gives you the
ability to maximize the sale.
It permits you
to make some, or all, of the needed repairs ahead of time so that
defects won't become negotiating stumbling
blocks later .
avoids delays in obtaining financing, insurance and Use and Occupancy
will have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the
repairs yourself, if qualified, without of
having to scramble to meet a purchase contract imposed time frame.
It may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection
It may alert you of items of immediate personal concern, such as asbestos,
radon gas or active termite infestation.
It will relieve the prospective buyer's concerns
It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation
to your disclosure statement.
Alerting you to immediate safety
issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
copy of the inspection report, as well as the receipts for any repairs,
should be made available to potential buyers. Pre-planning and proactive
repairs usually pay for themselves many times over, not only financially,
but also in peace of mind and stress reduction at a time when more
stress is the last thing you need.
|New Construction Inspection
currently offer the following Six Step construction
1. Inspection of footings and foundation (including
2. Rough framing inspection (including pictures)
3. Rough plumbing inspection (including pictures)
4. Rough electrical inspection (including pictures)
5. A pre-drywall inspection with client and
building representative (including pictures)
6. A Final walk through with client and building
representative including pictures and
testing of all the electrical outlets and new equipment
Builder's Warranty Inspections
our office 10 to 11 months after
you have been in your new home. We will prepare a list of outstanding
deficiencies for you to review and handle with your builder prior
to your warranty expiration.
notes any deficiencies, which are transcribed
and presented to you by the next business day. Deficiency reports
can be e-mailed or faxed to you and the builder, if you prefer.
We will re-inspect the home to ensure deficiencies have been corrected.
Partial System Inspections
you would just like a section of your home checked, we do that too!
We will come out just to check your roof, HVAC, plumbing system, electrical
etc. Call for multiple system pricing.
is an abbreviated inspection covering only the physical appearance
of the apartment and condition of all major appliances. You will
be given a report stating the condition of the apartment including
all windows, doors, walls, floors ceilings and fixtures. This report
is recommended to avoid potential disagreements between landlord
and tenant upon moving in or moving out of an apartment.
Rehab / Remodeling Consultation
Not sure on how to go about that kitchen or bathroom rehab? Consult
with a professional who knows how it should be done. Get the best
return for your dollars. Understand what various contractors are offering.
Learn about the latest remodeling options that are available.
A Licensed and Certified Home Inspector can help. We have
extensive training and experience in how to do things right and how
to avoid the most common pitfalls:
Mold and Radon Testing
you know that the Federal Housing Administration requires both mold
and Radon testing of houses or a signed waiver by the buyer that
they agree to accept all liability if the house has mold and/or
Radon problems? Why not know before you buy?
Continuing Free Phone Consultation
inspection includes free phone consultation about any issue of your
home, for as long as you own your home. Want to get some different
ideas on what type of roof to use, how to maintain that sump pump
or what are the new materials and options for remodeling that bathroom
or kitchen? An expert is just a phone call away! For free.
Commercial Inspections available upon request:
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