Why do Home Buyers Need a Home Inspection?

It is important to conduct a home inspection in order to avoid a costly mistake by purchasing a property in need of major repairs. A home inspection is an inexpensive way to discover the overall condition of a home. Even if you think you found a "Dream Home", you need someone who will assist a buyer in understanding exactly what they are about to acquire. A home may look move in ready but a Good inspector will cover features of the house such as electrical wiring, Plumbing, Roofing, Insulation as well as structural features of the home and may unveil issues that are not noticeable to the buyers eye.

 Property Geekz Offer Flat Rate Pricing with No contingency fees, Ever.   

  • FREE 60-day Home Warranty included with all single-family home inspections (excluding new construction) 

  • Recall check on all in-house appliances for the life of the appliance, as long as appliances are under 10 years old.

  • Add an official Termite Letter for just an additional (commercial properties require additional fee)

  • Additional $40.00 fee required for properties with a crawlspace 

  • Infrared Scan  included with all of our home inspections 

  • Square footage must account for all potential living space, including unfinished basements

  • Duplexes and other multi-unit dwellings are regarded as individual inspections per unit, although a discount is offered

 

our services

NEW HOMES

Building a new home?  Allow us to perform phase inspections to ensure you are getting the quality of home you are paying for!  We typically perform 3 phase inspections - Framing, Pre-Drywall & Final.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

We have specialized in commercial property inspections of all types of  including apartment buildings, retail and office spaces, and warehouses. for over 10 years.  We will customize an inspection quote to fit the property's characteristics and your budget!

MULTI-UNIT 

Buying a duplex, triplex or larger multi-family property?  We can help you save money!  We offer discounts for multi-unit inspections.  Give us a call to learn more!

SELLER'S INSPECTION

Selling your home and want a competitive edge?  A pre-sale inspection enables the seller to address problems before the home hits the market, which could help prevent a deal falling through caused by issues uncovered during a buyer's inspection.

PEST-WDO INSPECTION

Comprehensive Wood Destroying Organism Inspect   Termites, Powder Post Beetles, Old House Borers and wood decaying fungi, Let us help you protect your property investment. Call us today to set up your WDO Inspection.

RADON INSPECTION

Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today

Recall check on all appliances (under 10 years old)

Selling your home and want a competitive edge?  A pre-sale inspection enables the seller to address problems before the home hits the market, which could help prevent a deal falling through caused by issues uncovered during a buyer's inspection.

RENTAL INSPECTION

Pre-lease or exit inspections can be a valuable tool for the landlord or tenant. It offers a tangible third-party unbiased review of the property and is intended to prevent problems from arising between the tenant and the landlord as to the condition of the property. The inspector will review each room for the condition of floors, walls, ceilings, fixtures, windows, window coverings, doors, and appliances. Our inspection will provide documented evidence for landlords to file damage claims and for tenants to request refund of security deposits.

INSURANCE INSPECTION

Big storm just came through and you need documentation of damage? We can provide a full written report with photos for you to back your claim.

WHAT WE DO 

Typically, a home inspector is contacted right after the purchase offer has been accepted and the contract has been signed. However, before you sign, be sure that there is a home inspection clause in the contract that makes your purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional home inspection. This inspection clause should specify the terms to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.

 

It is important to schedule the home inspection directly following acceptance to ensure that you have sufficient time to have all necessary inspections completed (including any recommended further evaluations by specialists), receive all inspection reports, and to negotiate any requests for repairs or credits. Most purchase contracts have an inspection contingency period of 15 days from acceptance, but you should double-check your purchase contract or contact your real estate agent to verify this.

Property Geeks certified  inspectors, is eminently qualified to inspect your home. If the time has come to have your home inspected, don't hesitate giving him a call to set up an appointment or to ask him any questions that you might have. He will be more than happy to discuss the inspection process with you, and address any concerns that you might have.

  • Foundation and support structure

  • Fireplaces

  • Roof systems

  • Basement seepage

  • Safety controls

  • Water heater

  • Ventilation

  • Electrical capacity & components

  • Structural integrity

  • Steps and stairs

  • Heating system

  • Central Air Conditioning system

  • Walks and driveways

  • Built-in appliances

  • Plumbing system & fixtures

  • Garages, Carports, Workshops

  •  other external buildings

  • Surface drainage

  • Windows & doors

  • Insulation

  • Gutters & downspouts

  • Decks

  • Sump pumps

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