Move-in Certified Inspection (Pre-Listing with free added Marketing)
An inspection for the seller before the property is listed for sale used as a great marketing tool. This determines what defects, safety issues, etc exist with the property. The report presents the seller with the needed information to ether repair or replaces any needed items prior to listing the property. By either repairing / replacing or disclosing any problems found can be used to determine fair market value, discount values, or any pre-listing expenditure necessary to increase the value and desirability of the property. This is similar to a pre-listing inspection except that a second inspection can be performed and the report updated with any changes made on the first inspection. The report will be hosted by www.FetchReport.com. Potential buyers can view the report by simply typing in your address at www.moveincertified.com. A Move-in Certified sign for your lawn can be provided as a great marketing tool.
Pre-Purchase (Buyer’s) Inspections
An inspection performed for the buyer to uncover any defects, repairs and safety issues with the home. The buyer will usually sign a contingency agreement with the seller prior to ordering this type of inspection. The inspection report will help both the buyer and seller identify items needing repaired or replaced so that both parties can either renegotiate the selling price or the seller’s responsibilities to repair the property at the seller’s expense prior to the final close. Even if the seller has previously performed a Seller’s Inspection, a buyer should still perform their own unbiased inspections.
Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspections
Performed usually from 1-3 months prior to the expiration of your home warranty. It is used to take advantage of the features and benefits of your home warranty to assure that necessary repairs guaranteed under your warranty are executed should repairs or damage be discovered.
New Construction Inspections (Performed by a City Building Inspector)
This type of inspection is usually performed immediately after your new home has been built and is considered “Certified of Occupancy” by the builder and appropriate legal authorities before your closing date. A building inspector spends 15 minutes or less focusing only on code compliance infractions, which is often a minimum acceptable standard. A home inspector on the other hand will be performing an unbiased inspection on the entire home usually spending at least 2 1/2 – 3 hours for a typical inspection. Inspectors always hear “It’s a new home it won’t have any problems”, which is true for 1/1000, but for the other 999 they will definitely benefit from a New Construction Inspection or at least have a Pre-Warranty Expiration Inspection Performed.
Four Phase Construction Inspections
This is a series of inspections over the course of the construction of the structure or home to observe and describe any defects or concerns. As each phase is complete, simply call us to arrange the inspection. We can come out and inspect as many times as you want, no less than three onsite phase inspections and one final inspection is recommended. The cost for each phase inspection will run between $175 and $250 depending on the size of the home. The final inspection will follow our normal inspection pricing.
Phase One Inspection Shall Include (prior to slab pour):
• Rough-in of the Potable Water System
• Rough-in for the Waste and Drainage System
Phase Two Inspection Shall Include (prior to sheetrock):
• Slab and/or Floor Structure
• Roof Structure, Flues and Vents
• Fireplace and Chimney installation
• Exterior and Interior Walls & Ceiling Structure
• Main Electrical Panel, Grounding and Branch Distribution System
• Heating and Air Conditioning Equipment Installation and Distribution
• Potable Water Distribution System and Waste Drainage & Vent System
Phase Three Inspection Shall Include (prior to final trim, appliances, paint and carpet):
• Grading and Drainage
• Insulation and Ventilation System
• Electrical Fixtures and Receptacles
• Roof Covering, Flashing and Penetrations
• Plumbing Fixtures and Water Heater installation
• Exterior & Interior Wall Cladding Windows and Doors
Phase Four – Final inspection and resulting report shall be a complete 1600 point Home Inspection
Periodic Maintenance Inspections
Usually performed every two years to assure the health of your family and the safety of your real estate investment. Periodic The Maintenance Inspections is necessary to assure the integrity of your structure in-between storms, floods and droughts, to identify possible indoor pollutants (such as Mold, CO, CO2 and radon), to check the building’s integrity that may compromised by cracked beams or foundations, to visually inspect for wood-destroying insects, and more. Any these situations can contribute to decrease home value or pose a physical risk to your family if not identified in time.
Home Maintenance / Pre Renovation Inspection
This type of inspection is performed prior to engaging in any renovations of a property. These inspections help you to assess potential problems that may affect the cost or difficulty of the renovation and adds the assurance of quality control as the work progresses.
Diagnostic / Investigative Inspections
This type of inspection is most-often used when a homeowner feels that a problem may exist. For example, after unusually severe weather, if you experience an odd smell in your home that cannot be identified, or if you notice unusual pest and insect activity. In many cases, Investigative Inspections can help homeowners to catch problems before they become an expensive or irreversible liability.
Single Component Inspection
This is a basic inspection of one area of concern in the home, example (Plumbing, electrical, roof, etc). This can be used to problem solve any concern and repair or replace any defects found when they are in the beginning stage. This can prevent things that are small from becoming an enormous expense, for example (Small crack in the foundation can be easily fixed if dealt with in the early stages, later the crack could widen and possible cause structural failure).
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***Remember you are not only getting a inspector who has been performing home inspections since 1997, you also get 30 plus years of renovation expertise, 15 plus years as a real estate investor
- Home Maintenance / Pre Renovation
- Move-in Certified
- Pre-Warranty Expiration
- Investors 5 point
- Single component system
- Thermal Imaging – Coming Soon!
- Multi-plex, per apartment on top of basic fee
- Detached Structure
- Pools / Spas
The Affordable Advantage:
· Locally owned and operated (Not a franchise) for true personal one on one service
· FREE 400 Page Home Reference Book
· Convenient, flexible scheduling.
· Available 7 days a week from 6am – 9pm
· Member in good standing of the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). Click to Verify
· Abides by InterNACHI’s and CAHPI Code of Ethics.
· Follow InterNACHI’s and CAHPI Standards of Practice.
· Uses high-tech equipment, such as an infrared camera, camera scope, pin less moisture meter, digital thermometer, etc.
· Comprehensive, easy-to-read reports.
· Customer satisfaction guaranteed