One of the best ways to see if a home is in good condition, livable and safe is to hire a professional home inspector. A properly trained home inspector will review your house as a system, looking at how one component of the house might affect how another component works or how long it will last. Home inspectors will go through the house and perform a complete visual inspection to assess its condition and all of its systems. They will determine the components that are not performing properly as well as items that are beyond their useful life or are unsafe. They will also identify areas where repairs may be needed or where there may have been problems in the past. Inspections are intended to help homebuyers better understand the condition of the house, as observed at the time of the inspection.
Hiring the services of a knowledgeable and experienced Home Inspector can be the simple difference between having acceptable future repairs and maintenance tasks to having issues surface that an untrained individual could never diagnose - causing you to spend thousands of dollars that you never planned for.
I attend ALL of my clients Home Inspections to ensure that there are not any misrepresentations for my Sellers as well as having an additional pair of eyes watching out for my Buyers. Sometimes its simply a matter of knowing what issues exist, enabling the home buyer to decide whether or not they are acceptable and manageable. I also recommend that all Buyers attend the Home Inspection as it can be a valuable learning experience for them as well.
John Brook, Certified & Insured Home Inspector
Dave Ayers, Certified Home Inspector
Gordon Mathieu, Electrical Engineer MBA
Michael Tita, Home Inspector, Certified Thermographer
Marco Ramos, Home Inspector