Having your home inspected by a NACHI inspector before you list is recommended.  Eventually your
buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting
there first.

- It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a unbiased third-party.
- It helps you to price your home realistically.
- It permits you to make repairs ahead of time.
- Defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
- You have the time to get the repairs corrected.
- It may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
- It may relieve buyers concerns and suspicions.
- Alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.

Copies of the inspection report along with receipts for any repairs should be made available to potential
Getting ready to buy a new home? You've probably got a lot on your mind, especially when it comes
to money. Taxes, closing costs, interest rates--these can all mean less cash in your pocket. So you
probably don't want to think about yet another expense , particularly before you even purchase the

But what if you could invest a few hundred dollars and save thousands in return ? Ahhhh.
Now that might be different.

The fact is, a home inspection on the house you're thinking of purchasing could reveal problems you
never would have noticed--problems that you could require the seller to address before you
purchase the house, or maybe even problems that make you change your mind altogether about
buying the house.

Homebuyer Annie Carnefix, who was featured on HGTV's Dream Builders, was a bit reluctant to have
a home inspection performed on the house she was about to buy, but afterward she saw the value
of it. "My first thought was 'Oooh, I don't want to spend that money. It's another $300 ,'" Carnefix
says. "I was a little hesitant, walking up the driveway thinking, 'Here it goes again.' But at the end of
the three hours it was well worth it."

Even though most home inspections are very thorough, John Palczuk, of Carolina Inspections, adds
that even the best inspectors might not catch everything.

"The condition of the home is the 'snapshot' of that day," Palczuk says. "The home inspector is not
going to find every possible thing that is wrong or that could go wrong. That's an unrealistic

A typical home inspection covers all major mechanical systems, structural integrity , cosmetic
features and other aspects of the house. So how can any one inspector have expertise on so many
different things? The simple answer is: some don't. That's why it's important to check an inspector's
background and references before you hire one.

When you're looking for an inspector, a good place to start is with friends and family--they might
have some recommendations. After you've found a prospective inspector , though, it's a good idea
to do some checking on your own. Some of the key things you should ask about include their
background, the length of time they've been in the business, and what sort of report they'll provide.

On the day of the inspection, the inspector will perform an initial site evaluation . Then the inspector
should take you on a tour to point out the assets as well as any potential problems you might face
with the house. At the end of the inspection you should receive a written report detailing all the

"Before moving to Raleigh, I had a house in Tucson and did not use a home inspector prior to
purchasing the house," she says. "I wish I had, because when I sold the house, the new buyer used
a home inspector and there were all sorts of things about the house that were pointed out to me that
I never knew.
I learned the hard way, and with every purchase from here on out I'll use a home
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Buying a home? You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes the
inspection report, photographs, termite report, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection.
All this combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself makes the experience even
more overwhelming.  Relax, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories:

- Major defects.  An example of this would be a structural failure.
- Things that lead to major defects.  A small roof-flashing leak, for example.
- Things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home.
- Safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electric panel.

Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected
inexpensively to protect both life and property. Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn
of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair
everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Don't kill your deal
over things that don't matter. It is inappropriate to demand that a seller address small maintenance items,
or conditions already listed on the seller's disclosure form.
We provide many different types of inspections including:
We provide thorough inspections on several types of properties including:



           Town Houses

                   New Construction
                       Rentals -apartments/homes
It is important to realize that most new homes do have defects that are not easily spotted. Many builders
can not follow every sub-contractor every step of the way. The final walk through with the builder, is
mainly for aesthetics and not a detailed inspection.

- Our inspection is not a walk through. It is a 2 - 4  hour fully detailed inspection.
- We inspect over 450 items.
- We will give you a full report of items that have not been completed or are not up to standards.

Use this report to help you decide what it is that you would like completed or repaired before closing on
the property.

We also provide pre-drywall inspections.


New homes typically have a one-year builder's warranty when you purchase them. It is important to have
an inspection around the tenth or eleventh month into the warranty period.  Defects that were hidden
prior to the closing of the property may manifest themselves once the home is exposed to climate
changes over the course of a few months.  Also if a certified inspection was not completed at closing,
now is the perfect time to locate defects before the warranty period ends.


We also provide 'specific' point inspections.  For example, roof, foundation, electrical panel, water heater,
furnace, air conditioner, or plumbing.  You tell me which parts and I will come out and just check those
items.  You may want just the roof and electric panel checked. I can come out and check both of those
items for you.  If you want one item or more items, just let us know, your home safety is important and we
are here to help you.


We will come to the property and walk around and through the property with you.  This of course is not a
full inspection but rather a general overview of the property.  You will learn alot and get a feel for the
property. There are no tools, pictures or reports involved and it usually takes about 1 hour

We will look at your apartment or rental home before you move in. Then the complex/landlord can make
corrections for you.
We also provide consulting and mediation services !
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