PRE-PURCHASE HOME INSPECTIONA Pre-Purchase home inspection is a visual process where all of the items typically used with a home are tested and/or operated to verify proper operation or installation. Doors and windows that are open and closed, roofing materials inspected, air-conditioning and heating systems operated. The inspector will fill the sinks and tub(s), run the shower(s), and flush the toilets. All the while making notes on the condition and operation of the components tested. Upon completion, a report will be distributed to your client.
NEW CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONA new construction inspection is performed at the completion of the construction, but prior to the final walk through with the builders customer service representative. Even though it is a newly constructed home there may/may not be issues that the builder is unaware of. So, make sure all utilities are turned on (water, gas and electric) prior to the scheduled inspection. The inspection should be scheduled two to three days prior to the walk through to give the builder the opportunity to correct the last minutes items. At the end of the inspection a report will be generated within 24 hours.
WARRANTY INSPECTIONWarranty inspections are performed during the 11th month of your 1-year Builder Warranty. The inspection will be performed to verify that proper building techniques were used and that the various components of the home were properly installed. You will present your client with a completed report at the end of the inspection along with digital photos taken as needed for inaccessible areas.
INVESTMENT PROPERTY INSPECTIONInvestor property inspections are performed prior to purchase as well as periodically during ownership. Pre-purchase inspections are performed to identify defects prior to taking ownership to negotiate repairs or price adjustments which reflect the condition of the property. Periodic inspections for properties currently in your portfolio would ensure the identification of needed repairs following say a long-term tenant’s departure. Long-term tenants sometimes neglect to mention repairs and/or abuse the property during their tenancy. Identifying those problems early is the key to profitable ownership.
Roofing: Missing flashing or improper flashing Missing or improper drip edge Bad valleys Worn or age shinglesElectrical: Missing GFI outlets Open junction box