When you are buying, or selling a house, own an older home, building a new home or your builders warranty is about to expire, there's little doubt that you need a professional home inspection.
SELLERS: A professional home inspection lets you address issues prior to selling your home, it prepares your home for its best showing, and helps ensure a successful sale. When you put your house on the market you should consider a pre-listing home inspection, where I identify possible problem areas that certainly will be identified by a home buyer's inspection. A seller’s listing with a home inspection signals to buyers that you've developed an effective negotiation position because you've already taking the initiative to have the property inspected and have considered and priced any required repairs.
BUYERS: A professional home inspection helps you learn about the home you're buying, gives you the information to address potential concerns, and delivers peace of mind about your new investment.
My inspection is a thorough physical examination of the home, both inside and out to determine the structural integrity, dangerous or hazardous areas, the functionality, and the overall condition of the home. I will search for defects in any of thousands of potential problem areas in a home and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the condition of the property, and a list of the recommended repairs. After my inspection, I will deliver a digital report complete with dozens of photos and related observation, so you will have a much better understanding of the property you intend to purchase.
AGED-HOME OWNERS: As your home begins to age, you've probably noticed that the house is changing in ways that you may not have expected. My home maintenance inspection is an independent, unbiased evaluation which helps you understand the condition of your home, identify and address potential concerns and budget for future repairs or replacements.
NEW HOME’S BUILDER WARRANTY: New homes typically carry a one-year builder's warranty. After the first year expires, repairs are no longer covered by the builder's warranty. I strongly recommend that before the first-year warranty expires, you should consider a first-year anniversary inspection to document any defects and required repairs that should be funded by the builder.
BUILDING A HOME: You may be surprised to learn that builders occasionally deploy shortcuts or tricks of the trade to finish a home more quickly or at lower cost which can affect the long-term quality of the home. A professional home inspection for new homes during construction period provides an unbiased and independent review of a builder's compliance with industry standards and norms regarding construction quality. This gives you an opportunity to identify and correct potential problems while the issues are easier and less expensive to fix and before the issues become a financial burden.