Properties We Inspect

A condo home inspection protects you from possible future liabilities by assessing the current condition of the condo unit and common elements that are the responsibility of the condo building.

Large Custom and Estate Homes typically have several unique structural, mechanical, and architectural components that make these home special for prospective buyers that require a higher standard of inspection due to their size and sophistication.

Getting a Multi-Unit inspection is important to minimize the costs and risks of buying a bigger property.

Multi-Unit properties can have many of the same issues that homes can have, so it’s important to make sure that the property is in good condition and is safe for you or your renters.

You may think that an inspection on this size of property is costly but it can potentially save you money off of the purchase price of the property. Not to mention that an inspection can point out future issues before they become a problem.

Rental property or move in/move out inspections are an integral part of the tenant turnover process for a rental unit. The inspection will provide you with the current condition of the property to help you avoid any potential conflicts with future tenants with regards to the condition of the property during their turnover of the unit.

Making your house structurally sound is essential to eliminate worry and financial setbacks. Compared to merely cosmetic issues, which you can usually take care of easily and within budget, major structural issues will take longer and cost more to repair.

Inspections help to avoid making a financial misstep if the home is not up to standards. Upon receiving a good report, a home buyer will gain peace of mind knowing that no major flaws were uncovered. If there are problems, negotiations can begin, taking the new information into account. Your realtor will write a contingency clause into the contract so that if something major was found, you could terminate the contract.

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Preparing For Inspection

  1. Make sure all Utilities are turned on
  2. Provide access to all structures & inspection areas
  3. Check the roof for any defects
  4. Keep a clean house
  5. Replace any bulbs that are out
  6. Make sure your toilets are functioning properly
  7. Put in a fresh furnace return filter
  8. Turn all pilot lights on
  9. Ensure the fuse box is properly labeled
  10. Check that all doors, windows & locks work properly
  11. Repair faulty bath & kitchen cabinets
  12. Look for plumbing & fixture leaks and water damage
  13. Take care of any pest or rodent problems
  14. Sign & Return Pre-Inspection Agreement with Payment
  15. Provide Inspector with a copy of the Seller’s DisclosureInspection Preparations

Reasons For Inspection

Most new homes come with a 12-month Builder’s Warranty. If not, you can request A.B.A. to provide an inspection that will satisfy your New Home Warranty requirements to give you peace of mind for the future.

Before you close on your new home your inspection sheds light on hundreds the most important components. From the roof and furnace to plumbing and foundation, your residential inspector takes detailed notes on the condition of the property, giving you the information you need to make the best home-buying decision and prepare for future maintenance.

Construction draw inspections help lenders and property owners stay on schedule and budget during new construction. Lender’s often require a draw inspection before disbursing funds at each stage of the project. This ensures that project funds are spent appropriately according to the construction plan, which minimizes the risk of expensive delays and mistakes.

Home insurance inspections focus upon three basic areas looking for security or safety, building measurements and updates. This search will include looking for potential fire hazards or liability risks. If the home is full of unusual amounts of clutter, has mold, or exhibits signs of old water damage, the inspector will take note of this.

Getting an inspection before putting a home up for sale can help sell  your home faster and save you money. Pre-listing inspections also let you know what repairs may be necessary before they become deal breakers for potential buyers. With a home seller’s inspection, you won’t be surprised by major issues before you sell your home. A thorough inspection report included in your home’s disclosure documents can improve your bargaining power, letting prospective buyers know you’ve done your homework.

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